[SPEC] Backwards-compatible metadata in Gemini
petite.abeille at gmail.com
Thu Feb 25 00:13:54 GMT 2021
> On Feb 25, 2021, at 00:48, Oliver Simmons <oliversimmo at gmail.com> wrote:
> 1. The format and spec for metadata.
Perhaps it would be educative to take a look at the structure of your very own email, as per Message-ID: <CAFkF85aLmBEg5NM_a4+dnwDOWqsaktjOBoba3wT1CXuGasm=QA at mail.gmail.com>.
It looks a bit like this:
Content-Type: multipart/alternative; boundary="000000000000ac6dd305bc1dadab"
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="UTF-8"
Content-Type: text/html; charset="UTF-8"
Plain text. Rather self-explanatory.
This is called MIME, as in Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions:
It's one of the fundamental building block of the internet, as we know it today. Even HTTP uses it.
Why would text/gemini need to reinvent it?
Why not use it just the way it is?
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