Re: Last Call: UTF-16, an encoding of ISO 10646 to Informational

From: Randy Bush (
Date: Sun Aug 15 1999 - 15:10:13 EDT

>> The idea of MIME is that the sender can tell the receiver what he has used.
>> Nothing else.
> Then it's a bad idea. Because it has led to the insupportable situation we
> have now with email. To illustrate:

so nu?

mime codifies incompatibility, i.e. those who care why something does not
work can tell why. a real comfort for the user.


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