[ mailman-Bugs-759841 ] Multipart/mixed issues in archives

SourceForge.net noreply at sourceforge.net
Sat Dec 27 20:17:36 EST 2003


Bugs item #759841, was opened at 2003-06-24 14:22
Message generated for change (Comment added) made by tkikuchi
You can respond by visiting: 
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=100103&aid=759841&group_id=103

Category: Pipermail
Group: 2.1 (stable)
Status: Open
Resolution: None
>Priority: 8
Submitted By: Pug Bainter (phelim_gervase)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Multipart/mixed issues in archives

Initial Comment:
We are having problems with mailing lists that are not
being properly stripped down to text content in the
archives. When there is multipart/mixed, it doesn't
pull the multipart/alternative sections into their
appropriate text portions.

  For example, from content such as the following:

==============================================================================
>From ...
[...]
Content-class: urn:content-classes:message
MIME-Version: 1.0
Content-Type: multipart/mixed;
boundary=------------InterScan_NT_MIME_Boundary
[...]

This is a multi-part message in MIME format.

--------------InterScan_NT_MIME_Boundary
Content-Type: multipart/alternative;
        boundary="----_=_NextPart_001_01C336A1.2C7564BC"
Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit


------_=_NextPart_001_01C336A1.2C7564BC
Content-Type: text/plain;
 charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

Kevin has a pending checkin that addresses the
minss/maxss issue.
=20
[...]
------_=_NextPart_001_01C336A1.2C7564BC
Content-Type: text/html;
 charset=us-ascii
Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable

<!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0
Transitional//EN">
<HTML xmlns=3D"http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40" xmlns:v
=3D=20
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml" xmlns:o =3D=20
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" xmlns:w =3D=20
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:word" xmlns:x =3D=20
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:excel" xmlns:st1 =3D=20
"urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags"><HEAD><TITLE>Message</TITLE>=

[...]
==============================================================================

  I only get the following:


==============================================================================
[64bit-compiler-analysis] RE: vpr analysis
Syyyy Kyyyyy syyyk at yyy.com
Thu Jun 19 14:27:16 CDT 2003

Previous message: [64bit-compiler-analysis] 06-19-03
MSFT 64-Bit C/C++ compiler
+improvement discussion
Next message: [64bit-compiler-analysis] RE: vpr analysis
Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [
author ]

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Skipped content of type multipart/alternative


--------------------------------------------------------------------------------


Previous message: [64bit-compiler-analysis] 06-19-03
MSFT 64-Bit C/C++ compiler
+improvement discussion
Next message: [64bit-compiler-analysis] RE: vpr analysis
Messages sorted by: [ date ] [ thread ] [ subject ] [
author ]

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
More information about the 64bit-compiler-analysis
mailing list
==============================================================================

As you can see, the actual content of the
multipart/alternative portion [text/plain and
text/html] were completely stripped out  instead of
being shown a plain text.


----------------------------------------------------------------------

>Comment By: Tokio Kikuchi (tkikuchi)
Date: 2003-12-28 01:17

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=67709

The patch by q7joey is merged into my Scrubber.py patch
#866238. I hope Barry can integrate it in 2.1.4.


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Comment By: Joe Pruett (q7joey)
Date: 2003-09-27 16:48

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=559223

i have a few line patch that seems to make it do what is
expected.

i can't see how to attach via sourceforge yet, so i'll paste
it here:

---
/usr/local/src/mailman-2.1.2/Mailman/Handlers/Scrubber.py  
Fri Feb  7 23:13:50 2003
+++ ./Scrubber.py       Sat Sep 27 08:58:46 2003
@@ -286,11 +286,13 @@
         # BAW: Martin's original patch suggested we might
want to try
         # generalizing to utf-8, and that's probably a good
idea (eventually).
         text = []
-        for part in msg.get_payload():
+        for part in msg.walk():
+            if part.get_main_type() == 'multipart':
+                continue
             # All parts should be scrubbed to text/plain by
now.
             partctype = part.get_content_type()
             if partctype <> 'text/plain':
-                text.append(_('Skipped content of type
%(partctype)s'))
+                text.append(_('Skipped content of type
%(partctype)s\n'))
                 continue
             try:
                 t = part.get_payload(decode=1)


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Comment By: Martin RJ. Cleaver (mrjc)
Date: 2003-09-27 07:23

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=50125

This fails for many of my users as they habitually attach a 
photo of themselves in their signatures. They are incredulous 
at the idea that mailman can't handle it.

Thanks

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Comment By: Joe Pruett (q7joey)
Date: 2003-09-27 01:26

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=559223

i agree that this should be a high priority issue.  a simple
message with just multipart/alternative will show up in the
archive ok, but if there is any other kind of attachment,
then the entire multipart section is skipped and you just
get a link for the extra attachment for download/view
ability.  i haven't started to look at the code (and i'm not
a python/mailman person), but i'll report anything i can find.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

Comment By: Martin RJ. Cleaver (mrjc)
Date: 2003-09-22 13:34

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=50125

Additionally I think it is appropriate to up the priority on this 
bug as it causes key functionality to fail.


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Comment By: Martin RJ. Cleaver (mrjc)
Date: 2003-09-22 13:26

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=50125

This is causing me real problems! Is there any known 
workarounds?

If I can't fix this I might have to use a different package as 
presently all my archives are useless!


----------------------------------------------------------------------

Comment By: Pug Bainter (phelim_gervase)
Date: 2003-06-24 17:01

Message:
Logged In: YES 
user_id=484284

This appears to be within:

def process(mlist, msg, msgdata=None):

at around line 276, but I saw no way of making it recurse
for multipart/[mixed|alternative] sub-MIME parts.

----------------------------------------------------------------------

You can respond by visiting: 
https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?func=detail&atid=100103&aid=759841&group_id=103



More information about the Mailman-coders mailing list