On Mon, 16 Dec 2002, Earl Hood wrote:
I needed to archive sent mail with MHonArc and I needed to put
contents of To: header to mesage index. It was not possible with
MHonArc-2.5.13 so I wrote a small patch that added rc-variable $TO$.
The preferable method is to allow for arbitrary message header
variables instead of just To:. Otherwise, you end up replicating
code when people want 'cc' or other fields.
Of course. But to make it right you have to had a lot of time and
know a language you work with rather well. Lacking both of it I
choose the ugly one.
I just hope somebody will pick up this and make it the right way. I
just think this is better than nothing.
2. Attachmants with non-ascii names
I had problems with accessing attachments extracted with MHonArc from
Windows if they had non-ascii characters in name or characters
forbidden for file names: \/:*?"<>| (when using m2h_external::filter;
Probably more efficient would be just exclude whitespace and non-ascii
characters in one tr// operation:
$fname =~ tr/\0-\40\t\n\r\177-\377/_/;
I think characters mentioned earlier, not allowed in Windows
environment, should also not be used in filenames. I don't know if
MHonArc allows '/' or '\' in filenames but at least these cound make
directory traversal vunerabilities possible.
This feature is insufficient. It assumes that messages only
contain a single text entity part, which of course is wrong when
dealing with MIME messages.
Of course. But it is sufficient in over 99% of mails - again better
not perfect solution than no solution.
As for the un-grepable utf-8, I think people will eventually have
to dealing with it if they want to have archives that are
I think one chosen by configuration iso character set plus numeric
unicode entities for undisplayable in it characters would be perfect
Unfortunately, HTML does not allow mixed-character encodings is
the same document, making things problematic when trying to
convert MIME mail into HTML.
Again - numeric unicode entities. Also some character sets are
convertable to another (for example us-ascii to just about any).
UTF-8 would be more proper solution, chosen character set would be
more practical (yet).
...although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a
moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you
Winnie the Pooh
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