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Re: [VPIM] Re: draft-ema-vpim-pndn-00.txt
> I have not posted to the FAX-WG in a VERY long time, but I must agree here,
> that failure to deliver even the smallest part of a message is a failure,
It might be true for fax, but I don't think it's true in general.
In particular, if a body part cannot be delivered because it cannot
be translated into the recipient's environment, that's not necessarily
a failure. (e.g. should my palm pilot report delivery failure because
it doesn't understand ms-tnef documents?).
and there's a very fine line between 'cannot be translated because
the recipient's environment doesn't support this content-type'
and, say, 'cannot be translated because the message is garbled'.
at times it will be impossible to tell the difference between the two.
just because you recognize a content-type doesn't mean that you
understand how to deal with every variant of that content-type.