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XMLP Issue 450 resolution

From: Mark Nottingham <mark.nottingham@bea.com>
Date: Sat, 21 Feb 2004 22:51:22 -0800
Message-Id: <86930E18-6503-11D8-8242-00039396E15A@bea.com>
Cc: xmlp-comments@w3.org
To: Chris Lilley <chris@w3.org>


The XML Protocol Working Group has agreed to close issue 450[1] 
regarding Content-Transfer-Encoding and Content-Type, which you raised, 
with no action.

With regards to Content-Transfer-Encoding, we believe that the criteria 
for its use are already well-established by the MIME RFCs, and do not 
need amplification by our specification.

With regards to Content-Length, we point out that MIME already has 
well-specified mechanisms for delimiting message parts, and although 
length delimitation is attractive, it is not within the scope of the 
Working Group to invent a new MIME packaging mechanism (use of 
Content-Length in SIP, as in HTTP, is specific to that protocol).

If you have any questions, please direct them to xml-dist-app@w3.org 
and/or xmlp-comments@w3.org.


1. http://www.w3.org/2000/xp/Group/xmlp-issues#x450

Mark Nottingham   Principal Technologist
Office of the CTO   BEA Systems
Received on Sunday, 22 February 2004 01:51:25 UTC

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