[Email-SIG] fixing the current email module
Stephen J. Turnbull
stephen at xemacs.org
Thu Oct 8 23:29:23 CEST 2009
Barry Warsaw writes:
> On Oct 8, 2009, at 3:33 AM, Glenn Linderman wrote:
> > Not sure that non-text MIME parts need to support being returned as
> > strings.
> I don't think they do.
Most non-text media do support comments, though. I don't know if
extracting comments is a reasonable response to a request for text
from an image, but we should provide a place to put any text that the
callbacks that do the actual work of decoding might return.
> > However, I think it is proper that a MIME part that is not flagged
> > as text/* might produce an error if asked for as text.
That doesn't preclude raising an error/returning a defect object in
many or most use cases, but there may be use cases where it would be
useful to allow a callback on a non-text object to return text.
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