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Re: Editing email replies


From: Barry Margolin
Subject: Re: Editing email replies
Date: Fri, 30 Aug 2002 14:54:05 GMT

In article <address@hidden>,
pd <address@hidden> wrote:
>I've been thinking about how to edit replies to MIME messages that use
>multipart/alternative.  For example, suppose the message has a text/plain
>alternative and a text/html alternative, as shown below.  When I insert some
>plain text in my reply, I'd really like the resulting message to have the
>two alternatives for the text before my insertion, then my insertion in
>plain text, and then the two alternatives after my insertion.
>
>In other words,  I want to go from:
>
>    multipart/alternative
>        text/plain
>        text/html
>
>to
>
>    multipart/mixed
>        multipart/alternative
>            text/plain
>            text/html
>        text/plain <--- my reply!
>        multipart/alternative
>            text/plain
>            text/html

This seems like it would be extremely difficult to automate, because Emacs
would have to determine which parts of the plain and HTML alternatives
correspond to each other, so that it can find the correct dividing points.

-- 
Barry Margolin, address@hidden
Genuity, Woburn, MA
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