Re: input type=file

Gavin Nicol (
Wed, 5 Apr 95 00:49:18 EDT

>Should I submit 'multipart/form-data' for IANA registration as a Media
>type? I'd guess I'd have to extract the definition from the file
>upload internet draft somehow, and then publish it more permanently
>than as an Internet Draft. Suggestions?

Please *do* submit it. I think it will be absolutely vital in the
future. The current system of tacking form data on the end of URL
fails to properly identify the data being sent, among many other
problems. Eventually, I would like to see *all* forms data sent via a
multipart/form-data message body.

Can this be used outside the WWW? It seems that something like this
might be useful in other contexts.