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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] (ODATA-823) Header Content-Transfer-Encoding not used in HTTP

    [ https://issues.oasis-open.org/browse/ODATA-823?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=59844#comment-59844 ] 

Michael Pizzo commented on ODATA-823:

In 4.1 the header should be allowed, but not required.

> Header Content-Transfer-Encoding not used in HTTP
> -------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: ODATA-823
>                 URL: https://issues.oasis-open.org/browse/ODATA-823
>             Project: OASIS Open Data Protocol (OData) TC
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: OData Protocol
>    Affects Versions: V4.0_ERRATA02
>         Environment: [Proposed]
>            Reporter: Martin Zurmuehl
>             Fix For: V4.1_WD01, V4.0_ERRATA03
> In V4 we use the Header Content-Transfer-Encoding:binary  together with the Content-Type: application/http in batch payloads (exactly as in V3 ) and in async responses.
> In HTTP 1.1 (http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec19.html#sec19.1 and https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7230#section-8.3.2) the media type application/http is defined "...Encoding considerations: HTTP messages enclosed by this type are in "binary" format; use of an appropriate Content-Transfer-Encoding is required when     transmitted via E-mail."
> And in a section about differences between HTTP and MIME entities, the spec states (http://www.w3.org/Protocols/rfc2616/rfc2616-sec19.html#sec19.4.5 and https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7231#appendix-A.5): "HTTP does not use the Content-Transfer-Encoding (CTE) field of RFC 2045. [...]"

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