On 06/27/2011 04:43 PM, Austin Clements wrote: > Just to clarify my understanding, --format=raw is only intended to > work on either the whole message (special-cased in do_show_single) or > a leaf MIME part, and in any other case, it will output nothing? The > raw output test cases seem pretty thin.
I personally think that --format=raw *should* work on non-leaf parts; i don't know if that was the original intent. > (BTW, I believe the show restructuring I have under way should both > lift this restriction and eliminate the special case.) I hope the tests for this feature can eventually include some weird compound parts with whitespace-wrapped header lines, odd MIME delimiters, character encodings, etc. It would be really good if the --part=whatever --format=raw output produces byte-for-byte identical streams. Both PGP/MIME and S/MIME signatures rely on explicit opacity of the signed MIME parts, so being able to retrieve the signed data precisely would be quite useful for weird corner cases. --dkg
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