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From Niklas Therning <nik...@trillian.se>
Subject Re: Opinions about MIME4J-54 (boundaries should only be found at the beginning of a line)
Date Mon, 21 Jul 2008 16:24:53 GMT
Stefano Bagnara wrote:
> I opened this issue a week ago:
> http://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MIME4J-54
> Given the recent discussions about strict parsing and my view of the 
> RFC compliance vs real world use case, before spending time in trying 
> to fix this I would like to know if there is any harm in fixing this.
> Please speak now or I'll go on with fixing that issue with no 
> configurable behaviour: so only boundaries at the beginning of a line 
> will be parsed.
> I would also like to collect opinions about the handling of chars at 
> the end of the boundary.
> From the RFC it's clear we have to deal with padding at the end of the 
> boundary, but this sentence leave me doubts about what we have to 
> expect there (from http://www.faqs.org/rfcs/rfc2046.html):
> ==================================
> NOTE TO IMPLEMENTORS: Boundary string comparisons must compare the
> boundary value with the beginning of each candidate line. An exact
> match of the entire candidate line is not required; it is sufficient
> that the boundary appear in its entirety following the CRLF.
> =====================================
> Do you think this is only about *ending* boundary or *any* boundary?
I've added my response as a comment on the MIME4J-54 issue page.


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