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From Tim O'Brien <tobr...@discursive.com>
Subject Re: Commons Multipart, anyone?
Date Fri, 09 Jan 2004 19:18:40 GMT
On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Mark R. Diggory wrote:

> Martin Cooper wrote:
> > On Fri, 9 Jan 2004, Mark R. Diggory wrote:
> > 
> > 
> >>
> >>Daniel F. Savarese wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>>I think that impression may be based on a different expectation of what
> >>>the API was originally intended to do.  I know you're not looking for
> >>>an explanation, but for the benefit of onlookiers ...
> 
> ...
> 
> >>>hurting anyone's feelings.  If the library is going to keep up with the
> >>>times and be used for another seven years, it's got to be overhauled.
> >>
> >>I really like the model for handling multipart content currently
> >>maintained in HttpClients MultipartPost method. For the most part, your
> >>going to either have content in memory or in a file on the filesystem,
> >>generically wrapping any "Part" including references to a file in the
> >>filesystem allows one not to have to put it into memory and still
> >>process it into the Writer/Stream without the user really needing to
> >>manage it.
> >>
> >>http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/httpclient/xref/org/apache/commons/httpclient/methods/MultipartPostMethod.html
> >>http://jakarta.apache.org/commons/httpclient/xref/org/apache/commons/httpclient/methods/multipart/FilePart.html
> >>
> >>If there is a consideration to work on the SMTP implementation. This is
> >>an excellent approach to consider.
> >>
> >>Are Mutlipart Http Posts and Multipart SMPT messages encoded the same
> >>way or is the naming just a coincidence?
> > 
> > 
> > They are both multipart MIME, but the specific MIME types are different.
> > 
> > I think a Commons Multipart component would be very interesting. We
> > already have multipart creation code in Commons HttpClient, and multipart
> > parsing code in Commons FileUpload. Breaking these out into something like
> > a Commons Multipart that could be used by both - and potentially by
> > Commons Net in more comprehensive mail handling - would be great.
> > 
> > I would be +1 on creating a Commons Multipart component, meaning that I am
> > willing to put in some time and effort, if other people are interested in
> > collaborating on such a beast.
> > 
> > Anyone else?
> > 
> > --
> > Martin Cooper
> > 
> 
> If we're talking about Encoding/Decoding mutlipart MIME, arn't we really 
> possibly talking about a common multipart MIME Codec that would possibly 
> be housed in the "codec" project?

Mark, +1, and anyone who feels like committing this code to codec is 
encouraged.  

Tim




> 
> -Mark
> 
> 

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Tim O'Brien
Evanston, IL
(847) 863-7045
tobrien@discursive.com



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