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Re: MIME boundary question recap
I believe Dave's got it right. It's not necessary to restrict the
boundary string (by this I mean the value of the boundary parameter)
from occurring within the body part. The only needed restriction is
that the boundary delimiter (including the trailing <CRLF>) not
However, since prohibiting substrings of the delimiter allows some
optimization, and since it's a pretty easy fix, making this explicit
seems like a good idea.
On Feb 10, 6:08pm, Dave Crocker wrote:
> Subject: Re: MIME boundary question recap
> Nice summary.
> For reference, I believe that everyone, including Steve D., is
> wrong in their statements about 1521. Really.
> People are mixing the terms boundary and delimiter as if they are
> identical, yet the bnf uses them very, very differently.
> Now the prohibition text that is associated with the relevant bnf
> also is a bit confusing, but if anyone cares to be strictly strict,
> substrings of the stuff between the dashes IS allowed.
> None of this, of course, should dissuade folks from making the
> suggested changes to the spec.
> Dave Crocker
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>-- End of excerpt from Dave Crocker