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Re: [vox-tech] what is mime?
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Re: [vox-tech] what is mime?

Not my own words, but from the gnus info files (gnus)Using MIME:

        Mime is a standard for waving your hands through the air, aimlessly,
        while people stand around yawning.

        MIME, however, is a standard for encoding your articles, aimlessly,
        while all newsreaders die of fear.

        MIME may specify what character set the article uses, the encoding
        of the characters, and it also makes it possible to embed pictures and
        other naughty stuff in innocent-looking articles.


Peter Jay Salzman <p@dirac.org> writes:

> i think mime provides a logical division of an email based on content -- like
> an attachment or a gpg signature, and this allows mail clients to deal with
> the material in an appropriate manner.
> if this isn't correct, can someone provide a better, simple explanation in
> their own words?
> thanks,
> pete
> -- 
>                ** Please don't send me html email **
> PGP Fingerprint: B9F1 6CF3 47C4 7CD8 D33E  70A9 A3B9 1945 67EA 951D
> PGP Public Key:  finger p@dirac.org
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