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Re: Propsed new issue: variability of encoding in Miffy

From: Anish Karmarkar <Anish.Karmarkar@oracle.com>
Date: Wed, 14 Jan 2004 01:21:53 -0800
Message-ID: <40050A31.9060003@oracle.com>
To: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
Cc: Martin Gudgin <mgudgin@microsoft.com>, noah_mendelsohn@us.ibm.com, "Xml-Dist-App@W3. Org" <xml-dist-app@w3.org>

Mark Nottingham wrote:

> 
> On Jan 7, 2004, at 9:04 AM, Martin Gudgin wrote:
> 
>>
>> So I think what it happening here is that when things are sent a binary
>> ( and 8-bit? ) no encoding/decoding occurs at the MIME level. For 7-bit.
>> base64 and quoted-printable encoding/decoding happens at the MIME layer.
>> In all cases the octets at the layer above MIME are the same.
>>
>> Is this correct?
> 
> 
> In broad brushstrokes, yes.

Not quite, there isn't any encoding/decoding that occurs for 7-bit. The 
content-transfer-encoding is just a declaration that the data is 7-bit 
clean.

-Anish
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