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multipart/mixed with checkgroups
If multipart/mixed is used with checkgroups, it breaks all existing
implementations because the body of the message should currently
consist only of newsgroups.
However, multipart/mixed can be used with newgroup messages. And
application/news-groupinfo can lack the "For your newsgroups file:"
Wouldn't it be useful to declare that multipart/mixed SHOULD NOT be
used with checkgroups but that an implementation SHOULD process
checkgroups control articles as MIME messages and search for
an application/news-checkgroups entity?
It would then allow to eventually have the possibility to send
multipart checkgroups and therefore provide a description
of the hierarchy within a text/plain entity in the checkgroups
(That possibility could be added in xx years when a successor
to USEFOR is written...)
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