[fwd] Re: PGP/MIME implementors: text mode vs. binary mode? (from: hal@finney.org)

Taral taral at taral.net
Thu Feb 15 17:59:00 CET 2001

On Thu, Feb 15, 2001 at 08:57:56AM +0100, Thomas Roessler wrote:
> What's your point here?  Do you really say that MIME headers
> shouldn't be included, because it's a valid transformation to change
> a body part's content-type?

I'm saying that the Content-Transfer-Encoding header should not be
included, and the data should be the original 8bit data (pre-CTE). For

Content-Type: application/pdf

<pdf data here>

would be hashed, whereas;

Content-Type: application/pdf
Content-Length: ...
Content-Transfer-Encoding: base64

<base64 encoded pdf data here>

would be the actual subpart placed in the email. Note that
Content-Length is NOT hashed.

Taral <taral at taral.net>
Please use PGP/GPG to send me mail.
"Never ascribe to malice what can as easily be put down to stupidity."
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