[BXXPwg] Mime headers

Marshall Rose mrose+mtr.netnews@dbc.mtview.ca.us
Thu, 20 Jul 2000 10:43:33 -0700

hi. check the ABNF again, i.e.,

   frame      = header payload trailer / mapping

   header     = req / rsp

   req        = "REQ" SP more SP serial SP seqno SP size SP channel
                CR LF [mime] CR LF

   rsp        = "RSP" SP more SP serial SP seqno SP size SP status
                CR LF [mime] CR LF

the mime headers are in the header, not the payload. as i mentioned in the
earlier message, what was pointed out initially is that checking the mime
headers was missing from the consistency rules. what i pointed out in
response was why the mime headers where in the header rather than the


----- Original Message -----
From: Graham Klyne <GK@dial.pipex.com>
To: Marshall Rose <mrose+mtr.netnews@dbc.mtview.ca.us>
Cc: Beep <bxxpwg@lists.invisible.net>
Sent: Thursday, July 20, 2000 07:07
Subject: Re: [BXXPwg] Mime headers

> At 10:24 PM 7/19/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >the term "consistency rules" is a shorthand used on the mailing list that
> >refers to the set of rules starting on page 10 of Section that
> >explain how to look at a frame header and decide if you're playing the
> >game. right now there are nine rules...
> >
> >the thing to keep in mind is that the MIME headers are not part of the
> >payload, they're part of the frame header. the payload is the body.
> I just checked the -framework-01 draft, and that seems to say differently.
> Specifically, the nine rules don't mention MIME headers, and section
> headed "Frame payload" explicitly includes the MIME entity-headers
> in the payload.
> To me, this seems like the right way to be.
> #g
> ------------
> Graham Klyne