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

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Conflict between "mime" command and attach
Date: Mon, 14 Apr 2014 12:25:47 -0400

ken wrote:
 > part       text/plain                1020
 > >i don't recall us ever discussing the possibility of making the '#'
 > >character that introduces mhbuild directives configurable by the user.
 > >
 > >for instance, if the leading character were '}', i don't think i would
 > >ever have a conflict with "real" text.
 > >
 > >interpretation of those directives is strictly within mhbuild,
 > >correct?  no leakage into other mh commands?
 > There used to be some leakage; for example, the old attach implementation
 > would parse the Nmh-Attachment headers and then create mhbuild directives.
 > I am not sure there is any leakage now.  But I am not in love with the idea
 > of changing the leading character, because that opens the box for "how should
 > we do MIME composition, anyway?"  Which is not going to be easy.  As a

i guess i'm not sure how letting a user change the prefix character on
the existing mechanism would make that worse.

(and i'm not talking about 1.6.)


 > comparison, MH-E has it's own syntax which seems to be XML-based.  I have
 > no idea if it's better or worse than mhbuild.
 > --Ken
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