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Re: gif/binary files

Aug 24, 1996 12:57 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain

These *can* be placed on Web pages, and I have one in a history
subdirectory out of my own main web page.  I recently successfully
received some zip files from Macnev Uri, though they has to be broken
down into smaller files after the first attempt and resent with
different filenames.  My ISP states that packets over 64K will not
always pass through all transports en route to their destination, so I
limit binary sendings to around 50K maximum - uuencodeing adds some.  It
helps if your software supports MIME, which theos-l (and presumably
vnet) does not appear to do - my software recognises MIME capable
messages, and the theos list postings arrive with this box unchecked.

Software is Turnpike, and registered versions come with Netscape.


In message <>, "John E. Mead"
<> writes
>usually you can send these things as MIME/binary files (an
>attachment).  However, I'm not sure if the listserver handles these
>correctly (like in digest mode,  you only get one text file. probably
>sent as ascii, and corrupted through the e-mail systems.  you cannot
>send binary through e-mail.  that is why they have MIME and
>uuencoded files).
>my suggestion is to perhaps send the file
>1) to individuals who want it (as MIME/binary attachments), and they
>should be able to extract it.
>2) possibly add the file (gif etc.) to the library. but it may need to be
>uuencoded.  I haven't tried that.  If it ends up as a text file
>in the library,  it is probably not going to be readable after being
>sent as a regular e-mail (unless it uuencoded).
>peace -
>john e. mead
>p.s. comments from others are welcome.
>John E. Mead
>Theos-L etc. list-owner
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>Member of Theosophy International
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