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Re: [Nmh-workers] base64 ... just looking for advice

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] base64 ... just looking for advice
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 16:36:57 -0800

> On Feb 21, 2016, at 2:33 PM, Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> wrote:
> Part of me sees the
> point about not modifying parts of messages you haven't told it to, but
> a (larger) part of me thinks: seriously?  That message is incorrectly
> formatted, and the name of the tool is "mhfixmsg".  I think David has
> to make this call.

I'm in agreement.  Consider the (hypothetical) case where the cleanup requires 
fixing MIME section delimiter strings.  Cleaning these up can mean touching the 
entire contents of the 822 body.  

Certainly there are other cases where MUAs play a bit loose with MIME syntax.  
Not fixing this sort of thing globally has the potential to render large parts 
of the message's content unreadable (where 'large' includes 'all).

It's entirely reasonable (expected, really) that the tool will address MIME 
syntax and encoding issues throughout the message.  


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