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RE: Recursive look up of base in outer headers

From: Andy Jacobs (Exchange) <andyj@Exchange.MICROSOFT.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Sep 1997 12:11:01 -0700
Message-ID: <2FBF98FC7852CF11912A000000000001050F6D86@DINO>
To: "'Jacob Palme'" <jpalme@dsv.su.se>, Al Gilman <asgilman@access.digex.net>
Cc: mhtml@SEGATE.SUNET.SE, uri@bunyip.com
> The MHTML standard says that if there is both a Content-Base
> and a Content-Location header in the same content heading, the
> Content-Base has precedence over the Content-Location.

Why not specify that if both headers exist (which is the only case where
precedence matters) then the Base and Location headers will be combined
according to the [RELURL] rules.  This would be consistent with the body
part matching that already has to be done by MHTML readers.

Another way of saying the same thing would be to say that Location has
precedence if it is an absolute URL, and if it is a relative URL then it
is combined with the Base.
 - Andy Jacobs
Received on Wednesday, 3 September 1997 15:11:15 UTC

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