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From "Bernd Fondermann" <bernd.fonderm...@googlemail.com>
Subject Re: [PROPOSAL] mail-samples product
Date Mon, 26 May 2008 19:49:31 GMT
On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 9:02 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin
<robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 6:34 PM, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org> wrote:
>> Robert Burrell Donkin ha scritto:
>>>
>>> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 2:57 PM, Robert Burrell Donkin
>>> <robertburrelldonkin@gmail.com> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Mon, May 26, 2008 at 2:36 PM, Stefano Bagnara <apache@bago.org>
wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>> I'm not sure I understand.
>>>>>
>>>>> What would be the content of this product? rfc2822 messages or code?
>>>>
>>>> both
>>>
>>> examples:
>>>
>>>  1. resources in
>>>
>>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/james/server/trunk/experimental-seda-imap-function/src/test/resources/org/apache/james/test/functional/
>>> plus the intelligent loader (handles encoding, line endings and
>>> ignores headers)
>>>  2.
>>> http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/james/mime4j/trunk/src/test/java/org/apache/james/mime4j/ExampleMail.java
>>>
>>> - robert
>>
>> IMHO having corpus without any metadata about what is
>> particular/wrong/interesting in that corpus is pointless,
>
> what metadata did you have in mind?
>
> a large corpus of standard mail with good coverage of different MIME
> types is useful for functional testing. typically, these are used
> either to generate testing scripts (for example, IMAP) or for
> round-trip testing (for example, Mime4J).

I like this idea. We could also feed this into Postage.

  Bernd

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