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RE: using MIME multipart/mixed

From: Fish <fish@infidels.org>
Date: Thu, 28 Dec 2000 23:56:55 -0800
To: <www-talk@w3.org>
Cc: "Pravin Singhal" <pravin@slamdunknetworks.com>
Message-ID: <001101c0716c$e9acda80$0200a8c0@proteva.family>
> Hi


> How can I send 2 files from the server in one stream
> (in one request from the client)? I have been trying to
> achieve this using multipart/mixed format. I am able
> to do this with Netscape browser but not with IE.
> Can IE handle multipart/mixed message from the server
> correctly?

I don't know for sure, but I would suspect so.

> The server is sending a Content-Type as multipart/mixed.
> The message consists of 2 body parts and each has
> a Content-Type set to octet-stream. Netscape prompts
> the file dialog twice and for each file get the name from
> Content-Disposition of each body part (and this is the
> desired behavior by me).
> It seems IE fails to understand the message and
> simply displays the whole message with all the
> headers etc. RFC 2616 (HTTP 1.1) states "In
> general, an HTTP user agent SHOULD follow the
> same or similar behavior as an MIME user agent
> would upon receipt of a multipart type."
> Is this a known bug (non compliance with HTTP
> protocol) with IE( 5.0 and 5.5) or I am doing
> something stupid?

Hard to say without seeing the actual request/response being

> Any help will be highly appreciated.

If you could let us see the actual request that your server
received and the actual response that your server sent (minus
the actual content of course), we might be in a better position
to help you.

> Thanks

You're very welcome.

> Pravin Singhal.
> Please also reply to pravin@slamdunknetworks.com

"Fish" (David B. Trout)
Received on Friday, 29 December 2000 03:01:19 UTC

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