[Mailman-i18n] Re: the way i added my language charset
Martin v. Löwis
Sun Nov 10 08:47:36 2002
"shawn Erdil" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> >Notice that header is NOT added to NON DIGEST send if the MESSAGE is a
> > MIME multipart message. This is by design. So just don't send
> > multipart messages if you want mailman to add headers and footers.
> it this is by design, than there is nothing we can do
This was perhaps a bit pessimistic. Here is the problem:
It is not clear what the correct behaviour is when you have a
multipart message, and you want to add headers and footers. Consider
the case of a multipart message with three alternatives:
- a text/plain alternative,
- a text/html alternative, and
- an audio/mpeg alternative.
How should you add headers and footers here. There are several
alternatives, which are all wrong:
- add the header only to the text/plain alternative. Since the
parts are alternative, the Email reader may chose a different
alternative, so you would not see the header. The alternatives
are considered to be equivalent, but modifying only one of
them means they are no longer equivalent.
- add the header to all three alternatives. But how can you add the
header to the audio data?
- Even if the audio alternative is absent (i.e. your case), adding the
header and footer to the HTML part is still difficult.
> if i send it as PLAIN message -- i get the headers and footers like
> below how can i control not to send -mime multipart alternative
> message ?
> everybody have their presets.
I see two options:
- add the header and footer only to the text/plain alternative. Since
this is philosophically wrong, the mailing list admin would need
to select this explicitly.
- strip all alternatives except for text/plain from the message
(making the entire message text/plain), then add the header and footer
to the message.
I doubt anybody will implement either of these options soon. So if you
want them, you need to implement them yourself. For the first option,
please have a look at Mailman/Handlers/Decorate.py. For the second
option, I don't know how to implement that.
In any case, this has nothing to do with mailman-i18n anymore; this
issue applies to mailman in general. You might want to contact the
mailman-users list instead.
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