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- From: Peter Murray-Rust <email@example.com>
- To: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Date: Fri, 06 Feb 1998 13:27:32
Posted on behalf of Ross Moore
>Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 21:43:43 +1100
>From: Ross Moore <email@example.com>
>Subject: Re: Foreign object inclusion WAS: Namespaces, Architectural
> Forms, and Sub-Documents
[... request for posting ...]
>After receiving Tim's last posting I engaged in an email conversation
>with myself, attached here...
>At 10:57 AM +1100 2/6/98, Ross Moore wrote:
>>Is there any reason why a mailer produced 8 copies of the message +
>>from you (appended below) ?
>>It was Eudora Pro for Macintosh PPC (which automatically decoded OK).
>>The Unix mail-server only received 1 copy.
>>Could it be that the contents has triggered a side-effect,
>>detrimental to an external structure ...
>>Marcus Carr wrote:
>>>> In other words, inlining uuencoded objects is a kludge...
>>>Unless you plan to write an application to confirm that your embedded
>>>aren't detrimental to your structure, I would advise against this. Even
>>>fragment wasn't detrimental to your structure, it may be to someone who
>>>reuse a chunk of your data, adding a dangerous level of uncertainty to your
>>If this reply causes a similar repetition, then we'll know that such
>>problems indeed can exist. ;-)
>Yes indeed there is such a problem, because the quoted base 64 portion
>is being regarded as an attachment needing decoding.
>It no longer has the correct checksum, due to the quoting with `> '.
>The automatic POP retreive from the Unix server was failing.
>Each 20 mins (or so) it tries again and also fails.
>The 8 copies simply counts how many times it tried before I could
>address the problem manually.
>> `b`e`g`i`n 644 para
>(Here I've doctored the `begin' into `b`e`g`i`n to prevent this
>Doubled `>'s, as in Peter's last mail, do not cause this effect:
>>> <object notation="uuencoded">
>>> begin 644 para
>Is there a lesson here ?
> Ross Moore
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