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Re: [Anima] Content-Transfer-Encoding and HTTP 1.x in ANIMA BRSKI

From: Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>
Date: Wed, 12 Jun 2019 18:14:17 -0400
To: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>
cc: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>, anima@ietf.org, ietf-http-wg@w3.org, draft-ietf-pkix-est@ietf.org, Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org>
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Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> There is no Content-Transfer-Encoding header field in HTTP. It is simply
    >> not needed.

    > Just as a matter of curiosity, what happened in HTTP1.1 to the fragment in
    > RFC2616 that says (under Content-MD5):

    > "The entity-body for composite
    > types MAY contain many body-parts, each with its own MIME and HTTP
    > headers (including Content-MD5, Content-Transfer-Encoding, and
    > Content-Encoding headers)."

yes, I was going to bring this up next :-)

    > This seems to be a source of confusion, e.g.
    > https://stackoverflow.com/questions/5169434/content-transfer-encoding-in-file-uploading-request
    > . RFC7030 uses a content type of application/pkcs7-mime. So is it
    > allowed to specify a MIME header?

I also found that while googling.

I went through the effort of doing a multipart *reply* in HTTP for
draft-ietf-anima-constrained-voucher, and I really found it hard to determine
what the MIME rules for *HTTP* were...

Michael Richardson <mcr+IETF@sandelman.ca>, Sandelman Software Works
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