[jax-rs-spec users] Re: Standardizing support for MIME mulipart

From: Marek Potociar <>
Date: Thu, 23 Aug 2012 18:20:36 +0200

On Aug 22, 2012, at 7:59 PM, wrote:

> Hello experts,
> Are there any plans to standardize the support for Mime multipart
> formats in JAX-RS 2.0 ?


> If not, why is it out of scope for JAX-RS 2.0
> ?

It's not a frequently requested feature. As such it didn't make it into JAX-RS 2.0 proposed charter. See section 2.1 here:

Also, more importantly, JAX-RS does not seem to be right place for standardizing support for a particular media type (beyond defining the commonly supported entity providers for standard Java & media types). A separate spec should be covering multipart API IMO.

Hope that answers your questions,

> I checked Version 2.0 Early Draft (Third Edition) May 25, 2012 and did
> not find anything related to MIME multipart format.
> Thanks,
> Sekhar Vajjhala