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Re: [Nmh-workers] (no subject)

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] (no subject)
Date: Thu, 07 Aug 2014 13:46:39 -0400

Ken wrote:

> nmh (and MH) reverse the order of multipart/alternative parts
> internally, so they show up as the "best" content first.  I was
> going to get rid of this implementation wart when the MIME code gets
> retooled.

Best-first has some appeal to me:  I start at the top, see
text/html or something else I can handle, and go with that
without bothering to look at the other alternatives.

Best-last has a different motivation, though I think it's still

   NOTE: From an implementor's perspective, it might seem more
   sensible to reverse this ordering, and have the plainest
   alternative last.  However, placing the plainest alternative first
   is the friendliest possible option when "multipart/alternative"
   entities are viewed using a non-MIME-conformant viewer.


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