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Re: intent to package OSH

--On Wed, Dec 2, 1998 1:58 am +0100 "Remco Blaakmeer"
<remco-blaakmeer@quicknet.nl> wrote: 

> On Mon, 30 Nov 1998, Jules Bean wrote:
>> --On Mon, Nov 30, 1998 3:17 pm -0500 "Preston Smith"
>> wrote: 
>> [in fact, he wrote nothing, although he did PGP-sign that nothing]
> Actually, it is your MUA that hides the text for you. My MUA (Pine) has
> the same problem. The only thing I saw on screen was this:
>   [Part 1, Application/PGP  936bytes]
>   [Cannot display this part. Press "V" then "S" to save in a file]
> After following these instructions, I had a readable, pgp signed text file
> in my home directory.
> (To the list:) Is there any solution to this, i.e. can I somehow read
> pgp-signed messages with Pine?


If your PINE and my MUA (Mulberry) are correct in their MIME decoding, then
actually it was the sender's MUA which was in error.  I am inclined to
suspect that Mulberry was in fact correct, since I've never seen it get MIME
wrong (and I've seen it cope with some pretty complex multi-level
multi-parts successfully).

An application/PGP part should not contain actual text.  The standard is a
text/plain part for the text, and an application/PGP part for the signature.
 In fact, IMHO, all MIME messages should have a text/plain part (possibly in
addition to other 'higher-content' formats for people who can read them).

Not that this is remotely on-topic, of course.  Although, if someone thinks
my interpretation is wrong, and that the original post *was* correctly
MIMEd, I'd be interested to hear where my mistake was..


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