cr are converted to nl in pdf attachments



MailNews Core
15 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: Wolfgang Zuleger, Assigned: Scott MacGregor)


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15 years ago
User-Agent:       Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de-AT; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130
Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; de-AT; rv:1.2.1) Gecko/20021130

When attaching pdf documnts in mails, the cr characters are converted to nl.

Reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Attaching a pdf file to a mail
2.Saving this mail to the drafts folder.
3.When you save this attachement to a file and compare it with the original, you
will see, that the cr's are converted to nl's.

Actual Results:  
The cr's are converted to nl's.

Expected Results:  
Pdf files should be traded as binary files.
Actually, PDF files are _not_ binary files, in that changing the line ending
encoding does not affect them.... 

But we should not be changing line endings in any attachments no matter what. 
that said, I can't reproduce this with a current Linux trunk build....

Comment 2

15 years ago
Actually, PDF files _are_ binary. PS files are ascii.

Comment 3

15 years ago
Now I've got the reason for this behaviour. Some weeks ago, I received a message
with an attachement of the type text/pdf. I delared acroread as helper
application for that type. Now as I discovered this, I changed the type to
application/pdf and everything worked as it should.

B.t.w., PDF is really a binary format. It has large binary components between
parts that look like text.
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Comment 6

12 years ago
This is IMO a dup of bug 142517.
Product: Core → MailNews Core
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