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Title : The MIME Application/Multiplexed Content-type
Author(s) : R. Herriot
Filename : draft-herriot-application-multiplexed-00.txt
Pages : 18
Date : 01-May-01
The Application/Multiplexed content-type, like the Multipart/Related
content-type, provides a mechanism for representing objects that
consist of multiple components. An Application/Multiplexed entity
contains a sequence of chunks. Each chunk contains a MIME message or
a part of a MIME message. Each MIME message represents a component of
the compound object, just as a body part of a Multipart/Related
entity represents a component.
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a MIME-compliant mail reader. Different MIME-compliant mail readers
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how to manipulate these messages.
Below is the data which will enable a MIME compliant mail reader
implementation to automatically retrieve the ASCII version of the