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RE: Removal (Time for XMail?)

From: Michael Brennan <Michael_Brennan@Allegis.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 15:44:50 -0700
Message-ID: <753B28EF1C2DD411AF1C00B0D0202CB556A25B@mailhost.hq.allegis.com>
To: xml-dist-app@w3.org
> From: cagle@olywa.net [mailto:cagle@olywa.net]
> [...]
> Yeah, that's a definite benefit I see as well. While we're at it, this
> brings us back to the whole issue of MIME, and the 
> complexities that MIME
> introduces. I can see with a SOAP message the ability to not 
> only carry
> relevant MIME data (as a CDATA section, for instance) but 
> also to provide
> meta-tag information in the form of RDF blocks that could be 
> easily queried
> from an XML parser. 

Interestingly, though, SOAP (and similar efforts, such as ebXML) seem to be
moving in the opposite direction -- i.e. embracing MIME as a mechanism for
sending "attachments" with XML messages, rather than embedding them in XML
as base64 encoded CDATA. The attachments are referenced via content-id URLs.

Received on Friday, 29 September 2000 18:53:09 UTC

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