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7.2.4. The Multipart/digest subtype Connected: An Internet Encyclopedia
7.2.4. The Multipart/digest subtype

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7.2.4. The Multipart/digest subtype

7.2.4. The Multipart/digest subtype

This document defines a "digest" subtype of the multipart Content- Type. This type is syntactically identical to multipart/mixed, but the semantics are different. In particular, in a digest, the default Content-Type value for a body part is changed from "text/plain" to "message/rfc822". This is done to allow a more readable digest format that is largely compatible (except for the quoting convention) with RFC 934.

A digest in this format might, then, look something like this:

   From: Moderator-Address
   To: Recipient-List
   MIME-Version: 1.0
   Subject:  Internet Digest, volume 42
   Content-Type: multipart/digest;
        boundary="---- next message ----"

   ------ next message ----

   From: someone-else
   Subject: my opinion

   ...body goes here ...

   ------ next message ----

   From: someone-else-again
   Subject: my different opinion

   ... another body goes here...

   ------ next message ------

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