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Re: Minutes of the SMTP meeting in St. Louis
> You can implement typed mail without ever implementing multimedia mail
> (the Multipart type). You can implement just the typing needed to
> send 8-bit email, but with only a tiny bit more work you can send
> binary data as well. With a bit more work on top of that you can play
> the multimedia mail game -- if you want to. If you don't want to,
> none of the stuff about "cookies" etc. applies to you.
According to the current state of RFC XXXX, This is not so strait
forward. To receive 8 bit characters, you must include an
content-type parser, and content-encoding parser, and at least 3
decoding routines (Base 64, Hex, and quoted printable) and at least
one encoding routine. While this does not mean the cookie parsing
needs to be done, it is still a lot of work just to type in French.