What would you think if when you received a mail message telling
you about some new ftp site or service the mail message itself would
fire up a telnet session and throw you into the machine and directory
that the mail message was talking about... yeah I can hear you all say
" Beam me up Scotty "
%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%% CLIP and RECOMENDATION %%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%
This message is composed in the evolving multimedia Internet Mail
format (MIME). If you have a MIME reader you will be able to
read it in its full glory; otherwise, it might look a bit odd in
MIME is a relatively simple idea - standardize the way that people
mark up parts of a multipart message, and let them describe the
format of the data of each part in headers. This message has
a couple of parts (noted with the --cut-here mark), some of which
will be used by a MIME mail or news reader to let you fetch the
contents of a file on a remote machine, connect to a far-away telnet
session, or make a WAIS search.
<title> WWW example in MIME </title>
This is a body part that's written in the World Wide Web HTML
markup format. If you're reading this with a proper reader,
it will fire up WWW and offer to connect you to the
MSEN gopher server </a>.
If you want more information about MIME, look at the following
document. (If you have a MIME reader, it will fetch it for you.)
access-type = ANON-FTP;
directory = "pub";
mode = "ascii"
Edward Vielmetti, vice president for research, MSEN Inc. emv at msen.com
MSEN Inc., 628 Brooks, Ann Arbor MI 48103 +1 313 741 1120
"Things are glued together with spit and bailing wire now."