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From Oleg Kalnichevski <ol...@apache.org>
Subject Re: [jira] Assigned: (MIME4J-118) MIME stream parser handles non-ASCII fields incorrectly
Date Mon, 16 Feb 2009 18:46:37 GMT
Markus Wiederkehr wrote:
> In my opinion this issue is closely related to MIME4J-112 and MIME4J-116.
> I think that in the course of MIME4J-116 we should (maybe) create
> Field instances in AbstractEntity instead of later on in
> MessageBuilder. A Field object could store the raw data in a byte[]
> instead of a String which would greatly help with MIME4J-112.

I would very much rather prefer to not couple MIME entity classes with 
Field, if possible.

> The only problem is that the charset for a lenient parsing mode is not
> known at this early point. But considering your clarification about
> the lenient writing mode I wonder if anybody really needs a lenient
> parsing mode. (I wonder if anyone really needs a lenient writing mode
> for that matter.)
> So maybe AbstractEntity should simply use US-ASCII to decode the
> header fields without direct support for a lenient parsing mode that
> nobody needs. Then AbstractEntity can build Field instances and a
> ContentHandler receives those Field instances without having to parse
> them again.
> All in all I'm not sure if #118 should be addressed independently of
> 112 and 116 and whether 118 should be targeted for 0.6..

I personally dislike 'big-bang' style refactoring and prefer smaller 
incremental changes when lower level components get fixed first and 
remaining issues get sort of 'pushed' upwards to the higher level 

I'll have a patch ready by tomorrow noon. If it gets rejected, let us 
revisit the idea of fixing #118, #112 and #116 all at the same time.



> But those are just my 2 cents,
> Markus
> On Mon, Feb 16, 2009 at 1:27 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski (JIRA)
> <mime4j-dev@james.apache.org> wrote:
>>     [ https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MIME4J-118?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:all-tabpanel
>> Oleg Kalnichevski reassigned MIME4J-118:
>> ----------------------------------------
>>    Assignee: oleg.kalnichevski
>> Working on a patch
>> Oleg
>>> MIME stream parser handles non-ASCII fields incorrectly
>>> -------------------------------------------------------
>>>                 Key: MIME4J-118
>>>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/MIME4J-118
>>>             Project: JAMES Mime4j
>>>          Issue Type: Bug
>>>            Reporter: Oleg Kalnichevski
>>>            Assignee: oleg.kalnichevski
>>>             Fix For: 0.6
>>> Presently MIME stream parser handles non-ASCII fields incorrectly. Binary field
content gets converted to its textual representation too early in the parsing process using
simple byte to char cast. The decision about appropriate char encoding should be left up to
individual ContentHandler implementations.
>>> Oleg
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