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From Guillaume Cottenceau ...@mnc.ch>
Subject Re: httpclient 3.0 & multipart/related content-type
Date Fri, 14 Oct 2005 06:31:48 GMT
Oleg Kalnichevski <olegk 'at' apache.org> writes:


[...]

> > Would it be possible to consider moving the visibility of the
> > parts and getMultipartBoundary() from private to protected?
> 
> Guillaume,
> 
> Just file a bug report. There's no reason for those methods to be
> private

Ok.
 

[...]

> > I'm still not sure why official httpclient doesn't provide a
> > multipart/related implementation (with discussed visibility
> > changes, it's barely a 30-line class).
> 
> We are trying to move away from having to maintain code that is either not
> strictly HTTP related (MIME, for instance) or requires too much of 
> specialized expertise (NTLM, for instance). We just do not have resources 
> to maintain such code properly and would very much rather use a 
> specialized library maintained outside HttpClient

I see. I am too unexperienced with multipart/related to realize
that it was MIME when multipart/form-data was not.

> As far as multipart classes are concerned, we would like to factor them out
> and merge into Commons [Codec] at some point. Volunteers who could give us 
> a helping hand with this task are very much welcome.

Thanks for your feedback.

-- 
Guillaume Cottenceau

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