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From "Sebastian Nagel (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Updated] (TIKA-879) Detection problem: message/rfc822 file is detected as text/plain.
Date Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:40:13 GMT

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Sebastian Nagel updated TIKA-879:
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    Attachment: TIKA-879-thunderbird.eml

I've run into the same problem with an .eml file written by Thunderbird (see attachment).

RFC822 states (http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc822#section-4.1) that header fields can appear
in any order:
{quote}
Note: Due to an artifact of the notational conventions, the syntax indicates that, when present,
some fields, must be in a particular order.  Header fields are NOT required to occur in any
particular order, except that the message body must occur AFTER the headers.
{quote}
If one of the "optional" fields (according to RFC822), esp. "extension-field" ("X-...") or
any "user-defined-field", is the first field in the header the mime magic does not work. 

Adding {{<sub-class-of type="text/plain"/>}} would solve the problem only partially:
if any text file is named *.eml, it is always recognized as message/rfc822 independent from
its content. Is the file name/extension a strong indicator?

Or would it be possible to relax the MIME magic and allow additional header fields at the
beginning?
* check for the {{field: value}} structure first
* then check for (some) required fields ("Date:", "From:") but also if not immediately at
beginning


> Detection problem: message/rfc822 file is detected as text/plain.
> -----------------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: TIKA-879
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/TIKA-879
>             Project: Tika
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: metadata, mime
>    Affects Versions: 1.0, 1.1, 1.2
>         Environment: linux 3.2.9
> oracle jdk7, openjdk7, sun jdk6
>            Reporter: Konstantin Gribov
>         Attachments: TIKA-879-thunderbird.eml
>
>
> When using {{DefaultDetector}} mime type for {{.eml}} files is different (you can test
it on {{testRFC822}} and {{testRFC822_base64}} in {{tika-parsers/src/test/resources/test-documents/}}).
> Main reason for such behavior is that only magic detector is really works for such files.
Even if you set {{CONTENT_TYPE}} in metadata or some {{.eml}} file name in {{RESOURCE_NAME_KEY}}.
> As I found {{MediaTypeRegistry.isSpecializationOf("message/rfc822", "text/plain")}} returns
{{false}}, so detection by {{MimeTypes.detect(...)}} works only by magic.



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