RE: octet-stream attachment

From: Tom von Alten <>
Date: Tue, 3 Aug 1999 09:34:12 -0600
Message-ID: <000601beddc5$a3cf7310$>

Thanks, Daniel. I'm not sure I made myself clear...

I wrote:
>> It's still misconfigured in that the jpeg should be better
>> identified from the sender than "application/octet-stream
>> attachment" (imho - so I can inline the images the way I want to).

You responded:
> I understand your wish for this to happen. Yet, should
> hypermail use the content-type from the mail or should it try to
> use the extensions to guess what kind of content the files are?

Yes, hypermail should. "It" in my first sentence referred to the sending Lotus Notes system, not hypermail.

I am a bit confused about another part of what you wrote, though:

>> Content-Disposition: attachment; filename=grab002.JPG
> It is _not_ meant to be inlined, as the "attachment" keyword suggests
> otherwise. Not that hypermail actually cares about that
> keyword at this moment, if I recall correctly.

Wouldn't attached images *always* say disposition = attachment? Hypermail has the useful option of putting images in-line if desired, which overrides what makes sense in a mail context, but not necessarily in an archival / HTML context. I'd vote to keep this feature as an option!

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