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From Bernd Fondermann <bf_...@brainlounge.de>
Subject Re: IMAP and MIME
Date Thu, 05 Jul 2007 08:03:15 GMT
robert burrell donkin wrote:
> AIUI MIME definitions <http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2045.txt> for 
> Content-Type
> media type and subtype specify case insensitivity. Most email messages in
> the wild now use lower case. IMAP uses MIME types when FETCHing information
> about messages. IMAP4rev1 <http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2060.txt> insists 
> that
> a small number of types must be returned in upper case only. it is then
> silent on the point of whether all types must be capitalised.
> the SimpleMessageAttributes is a complete nightmare. i have a hacked 
> version
> on my local fork that doesn't crash evolution and thunderbird so often. i
> don't propose putting these changes into trunk since i've come to the
> conclusion that javamail isn't suitable for serving IMAP (it refuses to
> process around 1% of my messages) and i need to switch to MIME4J to support
> FETCH. (the requires substantial changes to mailbox but i'll post tackle
> that in a separate thread.)
> IMHO SimpleMessageAttributes is the wrong approach to specification
> compliant implementation. i would prefer to separate encoding from data
> model. i would also prefer the data to be modelled directly from the
> specification. for example, the grammar includes a media_basic contruct
> which i would prefer to model as a MediaBase object. i think that this
> design will eliminate a large number of the current errors which stem
> directly from the use of raw javamail data.
> it will not (however) help in areas where IMAP4rev1 is deficient. so, i
> think i'll throw these questions to the list.
> should all media types and sub types be capitalized?

+0 (i.e. I have no clue)


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