Empty messages (was Re: Any computer, anywhere?)
michael at supermathie.net
Mon Dec 9 00:14:47 UTC 2013
On 13-12-08 04:59 PM, Larry Sheldon wrote:
> On 12/8/2013 8:13 AM, Michael Brown wrote:
> I've been getting several of these (empty messages) from different
> people and on different subjects but always on the NANOG list.
> Secret messages? Or is NSA sucking too hard?
This I can solidly attribute (at least in my case) to the fact that
BlackBerry 10 devices only send emails with a text/html part and no
I've seen this cause problems in a few places - notably in services that
automatically parse emails for replying to forums/chat/etc. (Discourse &
kato.im and now the nanog list which strips text/html). Somewhere I have
a nice little python snippet I wrote for extracting text out of the html.
It's convenient when you're *expecting* it (you can use the html div
information to separate out the actual reply vs. the signature vs. the
quoted text) but when you're expecting to be able to use text/plain,
it's just not there.
(arguments over who is being a worse Internetizen - BB for not having
text/plain or Mailman/Mimedel for stripping out text/html when there's
no text/plain are not included in this :D )
Michael Brown | The true sysadmin does not adjust his behaviour
Systems Administrator | to fit the machine. He adjusts the machine
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| if necessary. - Brian
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