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Re: lynx-dev ENCTYPE="multipart/formdata"

From: Philip Webb
Subject: Re: lynx-dev ENCTYPE="multipart/formdata"
Date: Mon, 2 Nov 1998 16:40:21 -0500 (EST)

981102 Rob Partington wrote: 
> I did try it and it worked fine.  However, Lynx implemented this
> according to the recommendations in the RFC,
> ie it converts to 7 bit clean & adds a Content-Transfer-Encoding header.
> At the moment, it only uses Base64.
> none of the programs I tested it with supported the CTE header
> so you're unlikely to be able to use it with the majority of sites.
> modifying Lynx to send 8 bit data would require converting
> a very large portion of libwww to use binary-capable string handling

so the crucial question is whether we can omit the CTE-header part,
while retaining the 7-bit-clean part: if so, we can quickly enable Lynx
to handle typical sites out there; the rest is pedantry.
> Persuading people to support the standards Lynx already supports
> seems to be the order of things.
that's clearly a long-lost cause: Lynx has to live in the real World.

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