[ mailman-Patches-493622 ] Edit signature delimiter in footer

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Patches item #493622, was opened at 2001-12-15 12:10
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Category: mail delivery
Group: Mailman 2.0.x
Status: Closed
Resolution: None
Priority: 1
Submitted By: Kjetil T. Homme (kjetilho)
Assigned to: Thomas Wouters (twouters)
Summary: Edit signature delimiter in footer

Initial Comment:
According to the standards, a MUA should search for the
signature delimiter from the bottom.  If the footer
contains a standard signature delimiter, it will be
chopped off by the MUA, but the real signature is left
intact.  This patch changes the footer delimiter to "__
" when the original message has a signature already.


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>Comment By: Thomas Wouters (twouters)
Date: 2003-03-12 01:22

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No, the patch doesn't do it without breaking anything;
suddenly, in some cases, the list footer is different.
What's more, since the default list footer does not contain
the signature separator (by design), the patch would effect
to nothing except if people changed the footer to include
the signature separator -- and if they do, I have to assume
they do it for a reason. In my experience, very few lists
change the footer at all, and none so far have added the
signature separator.

A possible solution would be to enable list administrators
to force a signature separator before the footer; that is,
if it isn't in the original mail, add it before the footer.
I'll add that to my TODO list.


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Comment By: Thomas Wouters (twouters)
Date: 2003-03-11 23:30

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No, the patch doesn't do it without breaking anything;
suddenly, in some cases, the list footer is different.
What's more, since the default list footer does not contain
the signature separator (by design), the patch would effect
to nothing except if people changed the footer to include
the signature separator -- and if they do, I have to assume
they do it for a reason. In my experience, very few lists
change the footer at all, and none so far have added the
signature separator.

A possible solution would be to enable list administrators
to force a signature separator before the footer; that is,
if it isn't in the original mail, add it before the footer.
I'll add that to my TODO list.


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Comment By: Kjetil T. Homme (kjetilho)
Date: 2003-03-11 23:13

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closed the bug?  why, it's still there. 

if the user doesn't have a signature delimiter, the mailing
list footer will appear as content.  that's broken.  this
patch fixes the problem without breaking anything. 


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Comment By: Thomas Wouters (twouters)
Date: 2003-03-11 16:15

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Since we aren't changing the default footer delimiter,
marking this closed.

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Comment By: Thomas Wouters (twouters)
Date: 2003-03-11 15:47

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Ah, this is a good reason not to use '-- ' as the default
footer/signature delimiter. The current behaviour (using
'----------------' as the delimiter) should work then, as
the correct signature delimiter is '-- ', two dashes
followed by a space, and nothing else.


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