Does GnuPG implement MIME support?
roessler at does-not-exist.org
Sat Jul 15 21:26:12 CEST 2000
On 2000-07-15 09:39:26 -0700, Nathan Thompson-Amato wrote:
> My major concern at this point is that it'll make a
> mess of the current code if I decrypt a MIME'd PGP
> message, then have to send the results back through the
> MIME decoder to handle other MIME types. But that's my
> problem. :-)
Well, it's indeed essentially what you should do. ;-)
>> Note, BTW, that forwarding messages as message/rfc822
>> body parts can get kind of tough when you are
>> signing: With PGP/MIME, you have to make sure that
>> you stick with _strict_ MIME, and avoid _any_ 8bit
> I'm a bit confused. RFC 822 says it only allows ASCII
> characters, and I could've sworn ASCII was 7-bit. Do
> you just mean that I need to make sure that restriction
> is enforced?
Yes. There is this thing called 8bit-MIME which is
supported by some ESMTP transport agents, and generated by
lots of MUAs. In practice, you may encounter structures
like this one:
+-- multipart/mixed [8bit]
| +-- text/plain [8bit] (*)
| `-- image/jpeg [base64]
`-- text/plain [quoted-printable]
When forwarding or signing this, you'd have to recode the
inner text/plain attachment (*), and change the encoding
on all the multipart/mixed to 7bit.
>> Will Evolution's calendar be able to read ical
>> ~/.calendar files? (Not iCalendar, you say that, but
>> ical, like in /usr/bin/ical.)
> I doubt it.
What a pity.
> I'm sure the Evolution people wouldn't mind it if
> somebody added support, though. ;-)
Thomas Roessler <roessler at does-not-exist.org>
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