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From "Garrett Rooney" <roo...@electricjellyfish.net>
Subject Re: atom feeds for projects
Date Tue, 04 Jul 2006 14:10:29 GMT
On 7/4/06, Sam Ruby <rubys@apache.org> wrote:
> Garrett Rooney wrote:
> > On 7/4/06, Sam Ruby <rubys@apache.org> wrote:
> >
> >> > To be clear, AFAIK, there was never a patch for mod_mbox -- it was a
> >> > Ruby file that only solved part of the problem. Again, AFAIK, no one
> >> > ever wrote a patch in C for mod_mbox to attempt to resolve this issue.
> >>
> >> I offered.  The response was, and I quote, "Erm, no".
> >
> > The "Erm, no" was in response to the approach, not the offer to help, IIRC.
> >
> > If you're willing to fix the problem the right way, by adding real
> > support for character sets to mod_mbox, I'm sure nobody would have a
> > problem with  that.
>
> You chose to snip the portion where I argue that the approach I outlined
> is necessary, at least as a fall-back/safety net.  Care to explain why
> such a fall-back/safety net isn't necessary or appropriate?

No argument that it's necessary, but it seems kind of pointless to fix
that part without fixing the underlying fact that mod_mbox is totally
ignorant of character sets.  You'll get perfectly "valid" junk in the
vast majority of cases, that doesn't seem like a real step forward to
me.

-garrett

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