On Sat, Nov 29, 1997 at 08:55:08PM -0700, Jim Goedhart wrote:
> In the regular list, if someone sends a message
> using Styled Text, or HTML, it works just fine.
> However, in the Digest, even looking at the same message that looked fine
> in the regular list, it is not nothing but raw html code.
Digest as shipped with majordomo is non MIME-compliant which will
result in any MIME messages loosing their MIME integrity. You haven't
lost the attachments (MIME parts) as such but you've lost the headers
that define the boundaries between parts, etc. Extracting parts be hand
should be do-able to anyone with a little bit of MIME familiarity.
What you need is to use some other 'digestifyier' (if that is a
word)... either something that strips attachments and stores them, say
on an ftp or Web server, or something that make multipart MIME digests.
Although I have a hack that will help with the latter, it wasn't really
written to to preserve MIME content, rather to take advantage of mail
clients that do clever things with MIME digests (multipart/digest).
That said, providing the boundaries each MIME submission sent to the
list is different to those hard-coded into my hack, AND provided
people's mail clients can understand a multi-level MIME message, my
hack should work.
It is a patch against Majordomo 1.94.1 which will allow you to
optionally send digests as MIME for each list. It is per-list
configurable so you can safely use the patched digest as normal to
produce normal digest too. On one of my list I have two digest versions
list-digest and list-mimedigest to keep everyone happy.
Be aware that MIME digests may well screw things up for some mail
clients - hence the need for an alternative (either non-digest or
digest without MIME).
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