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From "Markus Wiederkehr (JIRA)" <mime4j-...@james.apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (MIME4J-118) MIME stream parser handles non-ASCII fields incorrectly
Date Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:10:02 GMT

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Markus Wiederkehr commented on MIME4J-118:
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As I have outlined before I would prefer a solution where Field exposes the original data
as a sequence of bytes instead of as a String. This way MessageWriter could simply use that
data as is.

Also it seems that the lenient parsing is not done correctly in DefaultBodyDescriptor because
it only uses the Content-Type charset to decode header fields that come after Content-Type.
Header field parsing would have to be deferred until Content-Type is encountered for this
to work as expected.

Btw I'm with Stefano on this one; I think we don't have to implement something like that until
someone asks for it. Also deferred header field parsing can always be done in a custom ContentHandler
implementation (in endHeader()).

> 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
>
>         Attachments: mime4j-118-field.patch, mimej4-118.patch
>
>
> 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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