Returning Values from Forms: multipart/form-data

Document Type Replaced Internet-Draft (appsawg WG)
Author Larry Masinter 
Last updated 2013-10-02 (latest revision 2013-09-21)
Replaced by RFC 7578
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This specification (re)defines the multipart/form-data Internet Media Type, which can be used by a wide variety of applications and transported by a wide variety of protocols as a way of returning a set of values as the result of a user filling out a form. It replaces RFC 2388.


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