CDPD (the Radio Data packet protocol that runs over unused cellular
phone lines and uses IP packets - which the telcos are rolling out
this year) uses something called IP address compression.
Basically you give a token for an IP address. The token is good
for as long as you are in a cell.
Applied to our case, one would have a token to indicate all the
types acceptable to your WinMosaic v1.02.
This scheme works when there are only a few different clients,
when compared to all possible acceptable MIME types.
It's just my 2-cent input in this conversation.
Yechezkal-Shimon Gutfreund firstname.lastname@example.org [MIME]
GTE Laboratories, Waltham MA http://www.gte.com/circus/home/home.html