[MLton] Mirror of mail archive
Wesley W. Terpstra
Wed, 26 Jan 2005 04:12:47 +0100
On Tue, Jan 25, 2005 at 06:47:44PM -0800, Stephen Weeks wrote:
> I sent you a (temporarily operational) URL for both by private email.
I have not received it.
Also, I will need to know what timezone the mailbox was generated in.
Do you happen to know? I can probably guess by comparing Date: and the
"From " delimiter, but timezones are location dependent for day-light
savings, so it helps if I can just be told the right one...
> For my own edification, could you explain what's wrong with headers
> provided by pipermail?
Most importantly, the Content-Type is missing. Thus message attachments,
signatures, and charset are broken. For example, any german or Russian text
indexed would not be rendered properly.
Example of broken encoding:
Example of broken attachment:
Furthermore, pipermail appears to corrupt the sender information. For
example, messages from you incorrectly have MLton@mlton.org as the from
address, even though in actuality this is your Reply-To header.
It also manages to corrupt the From: line for some usernames in a pattern I
didn't fully understand, but fixed manually with sed. It also strips the
Those are the only problems that matter for lurker, but it seems to drop
every header other than From, Date, Subject, In-Reply-To, References, and
Message-ID, and it rewrites those. If an email client wants to reply to a
message, other headers beyond those lurker interprets might be significant.
Wesley W. Terpstra <firstname.lastname@example.org>