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From Danny Angus <Danny_An...@slc.co.uk>
Subject Re: Stream-based MIME Parser
Date Wed, 03 Mar 2004 17:07:18 GMT

> except that many MIME producers seem not to
> follow the spec.  (Danny, any tips?)

MIME is ruthlessly logical and extremely fully specified, but it is
basically straightforward enough, understand the spec before you start.
MIME is a pretty simple idea which gives us powerful & complex behaviour,
understand the ideas and you can ignore the complexity.
multipart/* is a recursive format most but "cheap" parsers don't make
enough use of recursion to handle this .
Finally.. MIME is extensible through "official" mechanisms for sepcifying
"official" new MIME types, make your parser extensible too and you can keep
up to date.


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