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Subject: Re: Summary of decisions at the Montreal MHTML IETF meeting
From: Jacob Palme <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:IETF working group on HTML in e-mail <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 18 Jul 1996 10:21:51 +0200
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On Fri, 5 Jul 1996, Einar Stefferud wrote:

> The issues of line-feeds and charsets/encodings were left as editing
> tasks to be completed as we go into a WG last call of approx 4 weeks
> duration.  From our discussion here, it appears to me that we are
> rapidly closing on the view that --
>
>    "Whatever HTML does within the specifications for composing HTML,
>     MIME must convey it safely and without distortion to the
>     recipient, whose UA environment must be capable of handling the
>     raw HTML content, after MIME transfer-decodes it and hands it over
>     to an HTML rendering engine."
>
> It must not become any kind of MIME responsiblity to understand any
> aspect of HTML content.  Period!  Full Stop!

I agree. We all agree on that. What we are discussing is whether
what you say above should be stated explicitly, or only to be
inferred by the reader from omission of the whole issue from
the document. Even if such an omission logically would be correct,
it can easily be misunderstood.

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Jacob Palme <[log in to unmask]> (Stockholm University and KTH)
for more info see URL: http://www.dsv.su.se/~jpalme

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