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Re: HTTP: T-T-T-Talking about MIME Generation

From: Jim Seidman <jim@spyglass.com>
Date: Fri, 16 Dec 94 08:49:36 -0600
Message-Id: <9412161449.AA24360@hook.spyglass.com>
To: http-wg%cuckoo.hpl.hp.com@hplb.hpl.hp.com
Mitra writes:
>Hmm - maybe I'm missing something, but I dont think you can put the file in
>WITHOUT encoding, if you are looking for a boundary, what if the file
>contained the wrong bytes and got interpreted as the boundary.

Actually, it should be easy to find the boundary if we make content-length a
required field.  Since it's easy to tell where the content starts, you know
that any sequence of bytes before you've reached content-length isn't a real
boundary.  (For that matter, you could probably make due without a boundary
at all, by assuming that the next item began immediately after the first.)

Jim Seidman
Senior Software Engineer
Spyglass, Inc.
Received on Friday, 16 December 1994 06:51:47 UTC

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