Re: request for new forms submission consensus

henry strickland (
Mon, 11 Oct 93 13:15:51 PDT

# I "third" the vote for MIME encodings, I think we will we in great shape
# for the future. Not only can we do complex types such as audio, video...
# but we can also do complex encodings, including encryption when standards
# become available.

MIME has thought about all these issues and come up with
*practical* approaches to them. WWW should use MIME whenever possible,
even when other approaches are "better" from some points of view.

MIME has a lot of experience behind it in Andrew, which had
lots of hypertextish (www-ish) aspects. And the internet future
is MIME.

It should not be hard to find an extensible way to embed MIME
in HTML and HTML in MIME. Notice MIME documents can already
have anchor-names in them (Content-Id:), references to
external documents, etc.