[mailhist-discuss] First email attachment?

Dave Crocker dhc at dcrocker.net
Sun Mar 12 19:15:02 PDT 2017

On 3/12/2017 6:56 PM, Jack Haverty wrote:
> On 03/12/2017 03:48 PM, Dave Crocker wrote:
>> Was there any distinctive/standard packaging and/or encoding?
> Short answer - Nope.

First, MANY thanks for the detailed description.

Second, apologies, since I didn't mean 'encoded' in the formal precision 
of the term but rather more like 'demarked', in which case a distinctive 
'attribute' would quite nicely.

So I think that the long answer for what I meant to ask is - Yup.

> It's been 40 years --- I still think that messages as database objects
> makes a lot of sense....

Long ago I cam to roughly the same view: documents and messages are 
different faces of the same thing, starting with 'structured object'. (I 
think of the 'database' aspect as secondary to structuring.)


ps. Sorry for so much 'quoting'...

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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