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

From: Ralph Corderoy
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Conflict between "mime" command and attach
Date: Sun, 15 Dec 2013 14:52:14 +0000

Hi Ken,

> Well, let me make this alternate proposal:
> - "attach" adds Nmh-Attachment headers as per usual.  Maybe we'll add
> something like: "attaching foo.pdf to message as application/pdf" so
> the user can see what MIME type is being used (really, that's all I
> care about).
> - You can add or not add mhbuild directives to the message if you
> want.
> - If you add mhbuild directives, you can run "mime" (also, you can run
> "mime" even if you don't). mhbuild will be in charge of processing
> Nmh-Attachment headers.  If there are mhbuild directives, they get
> added per usual; any content specified by Nmh-Attachment headers gets
> appended to the message after all other content.  This is a
> significant change to the _implementation_, but it feels like where
> that functionality should belong.
> - If you try to "attach" after a "mime", you get an error.
> - send runs "mhbuild -auto -nodirectives".  "-auto" means, "don't
> error out if there's a MIME-Version header, just don't process the
> draft".  "-nodirectives" means "don't process directives".  But ...
> Nmh-Attachment headers are still processed.
> How does that look?  More code rework, but it feels better.  Also,
> with this I think it actually accomplishes what you want (attach +
> inspection).

Looks good.  I can't think of any problems at the moment.

Cheers, Ralph.

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