Repackaging Mozilla ActiveX control to include MSVCP60.DLL? [FIXED]

Molle Bestefich molle.bestefich at
Sat Jan 28 13:34:47 CST 2006

Tony Lambregts wrote:
> attached is the message source  that I got throught gmane news server.

gmail seems to like to ruin line endings as much as Outlook does,
so I've attached my reply to preserve the fine ASCII art :-).

Please take a look...

> (I do not get emails from wine patches even though I am subscribed...)

Oh, ok.
-------------- next part --------------
> Mime-Version: 1.0

Looks odd, usually it's "MIME-Version".
Not that it should matter.
And it could be gmane that's altering it.

> Archived-At: <>

Which means that it's also available at:

So it's not really missing from gmane, or?

Anyway, the MIME structure of the email is:

body: multipart/mixed
      +-- multipart/signed
      |   |
      |   +-- multipart/mixed
      |   |   |
      |   |   +-- text/plain                       (Jonathan's mail)
      |   |   |
      |   |   +-- text/x-patch [attachment]        (Jonathan's patch)
      |   |
      |   +-- section: application/pgp-signature   (Jonathan's pgp sig)
      +-- text/plain                               (blank text/plain?!)

So looking at the inner multipart/mixed, it contains a "text/plain" which is Jonathan's bread text, and a "text/x-patch" with an attachment flag, which is obviously his attachment.

But if you take a look at the outer multipart/mixed, there's a multipart/signed and then there's a completely blank text/plain section:

> --===============0121623449==
> Content-Type: text/plain; charset="us-ascii"
> MIME-Version: 1.0
> Content-Transfer-Encoding: 7bit
> Content-Disposition: inline
> --===============0121623449==--

Which makes no sense to me at all.

If I were writing a mail parser, I'd have serious trouble choosing what to do with this kind of c... too :-).

I think I'd choose to merge all the text/plain sections (without attachment flags) into a single entity and consider that the bread text.

Pipermail seems to choose to pick the first text/plain section, the outer one (which happens to be empty) and just use that.
And then scrub that other multipart/signed part, who needs that anyway.

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