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From "Magesh Umasankar" <umag...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [SUBMIT] Refactor & combination of mail tasks
Date Mon, 04 Feb 2002 15:13:35 GMT
From: "Adam Murdoch" <adammurdoch_ml@yahoo.com>

> Some backward-compatibility questions:
> 
> * What do we do with the <mimemail> task?  Deprecate it?

+1

> * The refactored task is in a new package 
> (taskdefs.email).  Do we need to keep the old 
> task classes hanging around?

Yes.  Maybe change them to invoke the new class's
code, if possible?

> * The current <mail> task ignores the message 
> attribute if one or more files are specified.  
> Is this a bug?  The refactored task always 
> includes the message if one is present.  Any 
> problems with going with the new behaviour?

No problems with using the new behavior.  Instead
of terming the existing one a bug, I would term
the new one a feature ;-)

> * By default, the refactored task will use mime 
> or uuencode encoding, in favour of plain encoding.  
> To be strictly backwards-compatible it should
> default to plain, regardless of what encoders are 
> present.  Seems a bit pedantic, really.  Any 
> problems with making the default mime, uuencode,
> plain in that order?

+1

> 
> Adam
> 

Cheers,
Magesh


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