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Re: AtomPub Multipart Open Issues

On Thu, Jul 3, 2008 at 11:41 AM, Sylvain Hellegouarch wrote:
> I see your point. I think the multipart="..." attribute is just a way for
> a AtomPub service to advertise it supports a given extension that
> describes how the MIME subtype would be handled.
> In other words multipart="form-data" would just be a way of saying "I
> support ID XXXX" assuming the AtomPub community has created an ID
> describing how form-data could be handled.
> For instance multipart="related" would thus mean "I support
> multipart/related as describe in ID (defined by Joe)".
> In case of multipart="form-data", an ID could then introduce a new
> attribute to handle the specifics of that subtype, e.g.
> form-data-field="name" (I'm just making a gross example here).
> Obviously there is a problem when more than one ID exist for a given
> subtype because that attribute mechanism doesn't offer a way to
> differentiate them.
> Somehow we are back to the problem the WG had tried to tackle a few months
> ago regarding "the formal way to advertise support for a given feature".


or simply




Thomas Broyer