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Re: RMAIL, MIME-related bug

From: Alexander Pohoyda
Subject: Re: RMAIL, MIME-related bug
Date: 16 Oct 2003 23:56:50 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.3.50

"Ehud Karni" <address@hidden> writes:

> > > The question is, do we care that we lose information, and do we need
> > > to recreate the original format?  That's exactly what I was asking
> > > Alexander to explain.
> >
> > I need to be able to forward/resend a GPG-signed message (or a message with
> > a GPG-signed subpart), so at least in those cases we need to preserve all
> > the information.
> I second Stefan opinion. I just checked current RMAIL behavior. When
> you do rmail edit (i.e. rmail-edit-current-message) it fully restores
> the original mail including the original character encoding (I checked
> it on a problematic Hebrew encoded in utf-8).

And if the message was sent base64 or quoted-printable -encoded?

> > PS: All the MUAs I know do the processing upon display, so I don't
> >     understand why it would pose any performance problem.
> I agree on this point too (only few mails are read more than once).

I disagree here. I store emails and sometimes have to read them many
times. Not to mention summary-navigation.

Alexander Pohoyda <address@hidden>
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