[ mailman-Bugs-1498290 ] Footer sometimes appended to last line of message

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Bugs item #1498290, was opened at 2006-05-31 11:24
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Category: mail delivery
Group: 2.1 (stable)
Status: Open
Resolution: None
Priority: 5
Submitted By: Jonathan Kamens (jikamens)
Assigned to: Nobody/Anonymous (nobody)
Summary: Footer sometimes appended to last line of message

Initial Comment:
If someone submits a multipart/alternative message, 
and the text part doesn't have a trailing newline, 
then the footer is started at the end of the last 
line in the text part, rather than starting on a new 
line.

I think the code that appends the footer should be 
fixed so that if the text message doesn't end with a 
newline, one is added before the footer is appended.

Thanks.


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>Comment By: Jonathan Kamens (jikamens)
Date: 2006-06-01 01:15

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FYI, Use VM 7.19 inside GNU emacs.  I just managed to fix
this easily inside VM, so I suppose we can call it a VM bug
rather than a MailMan bug and close this ticket.


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Comment By: Jonathan Kamens (jikamens)
Date: 2006-06-01 01:08

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You're right, what's happening is the footer is getting
attached as a separate text/plain element.

The problem is that the text/plain part of the
multipart/alternative is missing a trailing newline, so my
mail client is displaying the footer right after the last
line of the text/plain part (since my mail client displays
the text/plain part rather than the text/html).

Perhaps my mail client is at fault; it's hard to say.  I
doubt it would be appropriate for MailMan to go mucking with
the original text/plain part.


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Comment By: Mark Sapiro (msapiro)
Date: 2006-06-01 00:52

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Can you be more specific as to how this occurs. In
particular, if the message after content filtering is still
multipart/alternative, the footer won't be added to the
text/plain alternative. In this case, the message will be
wrapped in a multipart/mixed outer part and the footer
appended as a separate text/plain part.

Footers are only added to a text/plain part when the entire
message (perhaps after content filtering) is a single
text/plain part.

Note, I am not trying to say this is not a problem or it
shouldn't be fixed. I'm just trying to understand how it occurs.

Also, I'm not trying to say that this is a solution, but as
a workaround, you could always add a blank line to the
beginning of the footer.


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