RE: octet-stream attachment

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 1999 08:44:00 +0200 (MET DST)
Message-ID: <>

On Tue, 3 Aug 1999, Tom von Alten wrote:

> 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?

No. It could say 'inline' and it actually should do that if that part of the mail is intended to be shown inlined.

> 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!

I agree with you about that, I was just pointing out teeny details about the headers you received as well as trying to bring implementation specifics such as those into the light so that they can be discussed.

             Daniel Stenberg -
   ech`echo xiun|tr nu oc|sed 'sx\([sx]\)\([xoi]\)xo un\2\1 is xg'`ol
Received on Wed 04 Aug 1999 08:42:48 AM GMT

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