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Subject: Re: draft-masinter-form-data-04.txt
From: Jacob Palme <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:IETF working group on HTML in e-mail <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 27 Jun 1998 10:31:11 +0200
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At 13.06 +0200 98-06-25, Larry Masinter wrote:
> Subject: draft-masinter-form-data-04.txt
>
> here's a revision that addresses some recent comments.

Your draft mentions explicitly that an object with
Content-Disposition: form-data can have the following
Content-Types:

   application/octet-stream
   multipart/mixed
   text/plain and other subtypes to text/
   message/external-body

It is not quite clear whether any other content-types can be included.

Question 1: Can multipart/form-data be recursively embedded
inside multipart/form-data?

Question 2: Can application/x-url-encoded be embedded
inside application/form-data?

Question 3: Can objects of Content-Type: Message/rfc822 or
Content-Type: Message/http be embedded inside application/form-data?
If yes, perhaps one should add

   If a complete e-mail message is to be returned, the
   "Content-Type: Message/rfc822" can be embedded within
   multipart/form-data.

or

   If a complete message is to be returned, the
   "Content-Type: Message" can be embedded within
   multipart/form-data.

Your draft says:

   If the contents of a
   file are returned via filling out a form, then the file input is
   identified as the appropriate media type, if known, or
   "application/octet-stream".  If multiple files are to be returned as
   the result of a single form entry, they should be represented as a
   "multipart/mixed" part embedded within the "multipart/form-data".

Maybe one should here add:

   If a HTML document including inline objects like images or
   applets is to be returned as the result of a single form
   entry, they should be represented as a "multipart/related"
   part embedded within the "multipart/form-data". Also other
   submodes to multipart may be embedded within the "multipart/
   form-data".

If this is added, references should maybe be added to RFC 2110 or
to RFC 2110, 2111 and 2112.
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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
Between 26-31 June use phone No. +46-8-664 77 48 not +46-8-16 16 67

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