Wrapping MIME Objects: Application/MIME

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Author Dave Crocker 
Last updated 2002-06-25 (latest revision 1998-03-17)
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MIME is a general-purpose mechanism for labeling and aggregating objects into complex hierarchies. Some MIME objects are discrete objects. If placed within another MIME hierarchy, they need to appear as a leaf node in the containing hierarchy, rather than seeming to be continuations of that hierarchy. This specification defines Content-type Application/MIME to provide an encapsulation mechanism for arbitrary MIME structures. This facilitates their treatment as a single unit, rather than causing them to be treated as part of any containing MIME hierarchy.


Dave Crocker (dcrocker@brandenburg.com)

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