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Re: [Nmh-workers] Attach and disposition

From: Paul Fox
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Attach and disposition
Date: Wed, 14 May 2014 16:27:51 -0400

lyndon wrote:
 > > it's a shame to have to foist the decision as to which to use (Attach
 > > or Inline) onto the user.
 > Attachments are just that -- attachments.

kind of by definition.  what client MUAs _do_ with those attachments
is a question of semantics.  and what gmail did (i.e., nothing) surprised

 > If you specify a disposition of 
 > attachment (which we do), you can't complain about gmail doing what you 
 > told it.

au contraire.  i can certainly complain, which is what i did.  and now
we're talking about how to fix it.


 > The Attach: header is just a simple shortcut for the user to attach bits 
 > to be carried along with the message -- the most common case -- without 
 > having to add mhbuild directives to the file.  For anything more than 
 > that (such as inlining), you need to use mhbuild directly.
 > I always thought Attach: was a wart ...
 > --lyndon

 paul fox, address@hidden (arlington, ma, where it's 59.0 degrees)

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