IPP> Relationship to MIME and HTTP

IPP> Relationship to MIME and HTTP

IPP> Relationship to MIME and HTTP

Randy Turner rturner at sharplabs.com
Tue Apr 22 13:52:26 EDT 1997


I think we are moving in the right direction by supporting MIME-like
structures in our protocol. But I was reading the HTTP spec and I didn't


realize that the HTTP use of MIME-like capabilities is NOT compliant
with the MIME messaging standard. In fact it says so clearly in the
text.
If we use a conformance level of HTTP as a transport, we need to make
sure that we tell people (press, our own company folks) that we are not
using MIME as our delivery encapsulation, but rather the MIME-like
capabilities that are in HTTP. We also need to make sure we don't
spec. our protocol using MIME encapsulations and/or headers that are
NOT compliant with HTTP (yes, there are some.)


Randy



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