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Re: can multi-content-type in a message?

From: Brian Behlendorf <brian@organic.com>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 22:15:44 -0700 (PDT)
To: wqf@uestc.edu.cn
Cc: www-talk@w3.org
Message-Id: <Pine.SGI.3.91.950821221106.600C-100000@fully.organic.com>
On Tue, 22 Aug 1995 wqf@uestc.edu.cn wrote:
> I want to program a cgi to transfer a piece of audio together with a text/html
> back to the browser. The audio can be a explanation to the file or even a some
> music. I need it because the file is in English and the audio explanation is
> in Chinese, and the audio should be immediately played without a user to click.
> So, can I transfer different types of contents in a single message? From the 
> http draft I can see no hint whether it is possible or impossible.

It's possible, if browsers feel like supporting it.  I know of no 
browsers that currently provide such support.  Netscape's 
multipart/x-mixed-replace comes close enough that going to 
multipart/mixed doesn't seem like a huge step, but it's not an obviously 
"cool" thing to do so who knows.

Also, if you are writing a browser that implements multipart/x-mixed-replace,
please put a "Accept: multipart/x-mixed-replace" in your headers so that we
can compare for that in our server-push scripts rather than performing a
regexp on the user-agent... thanks. 


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Received on Tuesday, 22 August 1995 01:25:06 UTC

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