Re: Registration of new Media Type multipart/form-data

Keith Moore (
Tue, 11 Apr 95 17:08:38 EDT

> > This is a wierd turn of the tables. This type is clearly designed for
> > HTTP, but my objections to this type are mostly due to the problems it
> > would cause if these things started showing up in MIME email. (which
> > they probably will...)
> Oh, it is fully intended that HTML forms might include an ACTION URL
> that is a "mailto", so that clicking on the 'submit' button would send
> MIME mail rather than connect to a HTTP server. So I don't think "this
> type is clearly designed for HTTP" is fair.

What this means is that I can't write this off as something that will
just stay within the web and not mess up email. Under those
circumstances, I think it's appropriate to treat this as an extension
to MIME, and not just as a new content-type. So it needs more review
than just the ietf-types list.