Re: Mailcap extensions (was Re: Client Compliance)

Nathaniel Borenstein (
Sun, 28 Aug 1994 19:48:05 -0400 (EDT)

Excerpts from www-talk: 28-Aug-94 Mailcap extensions (was Re:.. Marc
VanHeyningen@cs.ind (3054)

> This seems reasonable; I was exploring adding this to the mailcap spec
> a while back. Nathan was interested, but I sort of let it die because
> I wanted to do something more general with file typing and I didn't
> detect much interest (I mean, how many clients even bother to parse
> mailcap files as currently defined, let alone new features?)

Yes, I do like the basic idea. Actually, I thought *I* was the one who
let it die -- right now, the message from Marc on this subject is the
very oldest of the 51 messages queued up in my medium-priority TODO

Excerpts from www-talk: 28-Aug-94 Re: Mailcap extensions (was.. (3089)

> I think the mailcap parser you wrote in tcl and the one I write in elisp
> for my browser are about the only ones. Did your mailcap parser ever make
> it into tkWWW?

Well, there's the one in metamail, and the one in Mosaic.....