[Mailman-Users] Re: MIME Digests

J C Lawrence claw at kanga.nu
Wed Nov 28 19:42:13 CET 2001

On Wed, 28 Nov 2001 12:04:38 -0500 
tneff  <tneff at bigfoot.com> wrote:

> MIME "Digests" (ultimate misnomer) still suck...

Actually I find them the most pleasant and useful form of digests
and rather wish that 1153 digests were rapidly consigned to the
grave of history.

> They exist because the architecture allowed it, not to solve a
> practical problem.  

MIME digests solve several problems, not least of which is providing
a message packing format which is easily burst back into it original
component messages.

J C Lawrence                
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claw at kanga.nu               He lived as a devil, eh?		  
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