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Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh in near, medium, and far-term

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] nmh in near, medium, and far-term
Date: Sat, 10 Dec 2011 12:47:51 +0000

Hi Ken,

> > MIME breaks this.  If all textual parts were stored in UTF-8 on disk
> > things would improve once again.  Perhaps even a mail/inbox/42 for a
> > UTF-8 summary of the email, headers and the body laid out as text
> > where possible, and a mail/inbox/42/... with the headers and each
> > part as a separate file, including sub-directories where needed,
> > e.g.  ~/mail/inbox/42/foo.png exists.  Plan 9 had something along
> > these lines.  http://plan9.bell-labs.com/magic/man2html/4/upasfs
> I thought about breaking up the MIME parts, but I decided that the
> problem with that was that I believe there is value to still having
> the original message around.

You're right, there is.  In regurgitating long ago thoughts I ommitted
that bit.  It could be available under a path that was easily excluded
at the command line.

Cheers, Ralph.

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