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Re: [Nmh-workers] Conflict between "mime" command and attach

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Conflict between "mime" command and attach
Date: Thu, 12 Dec 2013 19:59:05 -0800

Ken Hornstein writes:
> >It depends on priorities:  I'd rather be able to customize
> >an attachment than manually insert a simple Nmh-Attachment
> >header (I think that's the option you mention).  I've never
> >done that.
> It's just that when I hear the word "customize", I ask the question:
> "If you want to customize your MIME content, why aren't you just adding
> a mhbuild directive to your draft?"  What are you customizing, exactly?
> Also, the semantics behind:
> Nmh-Attachment: foo.pdf
> are clear to me as a casual user.
> The semantics behind:
> Nmh-Attachment: #application/pdf {attachment} foo.pdf
> are less clear to me and requires me to parse the BNF in the mhbuild
> man page.  Also, more to get wrong!  The only reason I want an
> Nmh-Attachment header to cause a failure is from being unable to read
> the file.
> --Ken

I agree with Ken here.  I do want to point out that the attach command
reports an error if it can't attach a file.  So the only time you'd get
an error from send is if the file vanishes between the "at" and the "s".
Pretty small window.  Is this a real problem or just theoretical?


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