Re: [openpgp] Tag indicating a MIME content

Wyllys Ingersoll <wyllys@gmail.com> Thu, 07 July 2016 13:15 UTC

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From: Wyllys Ingersoll <wyllys@gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 7 Jul 2016 09:15:29 -0400
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+1 on the "m" proposal.

-Wyllys Ingersoll

On Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 6:35 AM, Vincent Breitmoser <look@my.amazin.horse>
wrote:

> I support this.
>
> Nitpick, should this be "an" rather than "a" m?
>
>  - V
>
> Werner Koch(wk@gnupg.org)@Thu, Jul 07, 2016 at 10:14:17AM +0200:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I recall that an indication for a MIME content has been proposed many
> > years ago but might have been forgotten.  Thus I propose this small
> > change for 4880bis:
> >
> > --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> > diff --git a/middle.mkd b/middle.mkd
> > index 033f11f..5519be3 100644
> > --- a/middle.mkd
> > +++ b/middle.mkd
> > @@ -2156,7 +2156,8 @@ ## {5.9} Literal Data Packet (Tag 11)
> >      may need line ends converted to local form, or other text-mode
> >      changes.  The tag 'u' (0x75) means the same as 't', but also
> >      indicates that implementation believes that the literal data
> > -    contains UTF-8 text.
> > +    contains UTF-8 text.  If it is a 'm' (0x6d), then it contains a
> > +    MIME message body part [](#RFC2045).
> >
> >      Early versions of PGP also defined a value of 'l' as a 'local'
> >      mode for machine-local conversions.  RFC 1991 [](#RFC1991)
> > --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> >
> >
> > MIME has several advantages: Interpretation of the plaintext can be done
> > without considering the context (e.g. part of a PGP/MIME message or
> > standalone).  The encoding of the message can be described without
> > resorting to the unprotected armor header.
> >
> >
> > Shalom-Salam,
> >
> >    Werner
> >
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