Text attachment with 8bits char. are corrupted during the send



19 years ago
10 years ago


(Reporter: bugzilla, Assigned: rhp)


Mac System 8.6

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(Not tracked)




19 years ago
I have a text file named "l'été.txt" that contains the following text:

L'été est le plus beau moment de l'année.

I send the message and when I get it with Mozilla or 4.7, I get the following

L'*t* est le plus beau moment de l'ann*e

You may need to way I check in the fix for bug 23109 before you can work on this


19 years ago
Last Resolved: 19 years ago
Resolution: --- → WORKSFORME

Comment 1

19 years ago
I tried this test on both win32 and Mac with builds from this morning and in
both cases, the attached text file was encoded with quoted-printable encoding
and displayed fine on both 4.x and SeaMonkey.

- rhp

Comment 2

19 years ago
I will do some more test as soon I have a build working. Maybe it has something
to do with Apple single/double as my text file has some resources. It's a
CodeWarrior source file.

Comment 3

19 years ago
Ahh..that explains it!  Apple Double Byte attachment isn't supported yet. I
have that on my current buglist: Bugzilla bug 22090

Probably need to mark this one as a duplicate.

- Rich

Comment 4

19 years ago
I did some more tests:

If I send a text file that has no resource fork, it works fine.
If I send a text file with a resource fork, 8 bits characters get corrupted.

Even if we are not supporting yet AppleSIngle/Double, we should not corrupt the
data side.

Comment 5

19 years ago
Sorry, but until I can fix the mentioned bug, this is probably going to be an
issue. If you think bug 22090 is that bad, then I would talk to phil about
changing the milestone/priority.

- rhp

Comment 6

19 years ago
That make almost impossible to send a international text document from a Mac. I
wonder if we can not just temporary totally ignore resource fork and treat every
file on Mac like if they have only a data fork. I am not speaking implementing
resource fork support yet.

Comment 7

19 years ago
All the mac specific stuff is in one place, but some of the detection calls are
stubbed out. To do what you are saying is work and I don't want to do throw
away work. If this is a big issue, then we should fix the real problem. Like I
said, lobby for the bug if it is that big a problem.

- rhp

Comment 8

19 years ago
Let Phil and/or International folk decide if it's a big issue...

Comment 9

19 years ago
I don't have an opinion on this.  I'll cc: momoi to see what he says before 
marking this bug verified.


19 years ago
QA Contact: lchiang → pmock

Comment 10

18 years ago
Marking bug as verified.  Following Jeff Ducarroz original steps, I can not 

reproduce the problem with the file attachment name containing 8 bit characters.

I verified using today mac commercial seamonkey build 2000-091808-m18 build. My 

test includes sending attachment creating a text file in bbedit 5.0 with accented 

characters and naming the file with accent characters.

Side note: found a case where the contents of the text file containing 8 bit Mac  

characters get encoded incorrectly. In this case, it does not matter if the file 

has a resource fork or not.  I will log a separate bug. 

Product: MailNews → Core
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