Re: [Evolution] Message contents completely blank

On Mon, 2003-01-27 at 13:29, Arthur S. Alexion wrote:
On Sun, 2003-01-26 at 18:34, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
Actually, I just thought of a way that they *might* be handling it if
indeed they do show the contents that mutt originally sent.

if their parser was written where the logic is such that the last
Content-Type header encountered is the one they use, then it's possible
that they clobber the first Content-Type header and therefor use the
inner Content-Type header as if it were the toplevel MIME part (which is
wrong, btw).

Because of this, they end up showing what mutt sent but truncate any
additional parts that the mailing list software has attached.

Anyways, that's just a theory.

IMHO, Evolution's handling is more correct in this case.

Perhaps "correct" if that means strict adherence to committee
standards.  But not very useful if your goal is to read your mail.  IMHO
solutions that attempt to more accurately render what the sender
intended are more "useful".

sounds nice on paper, but how do you know what the user intended? :-)

ah... see, now there's the question. the only thing that can be done is
to adhere to the standards, if you do that then you are more likely to
render the way the user intended. The more you stray, the less likely
you are to render it correctly.

end of thread.


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