Foreign object inclusion WAS: Namespaces, Architectural
Forms, and Sub-Documents
peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
Fri Feb 6 13:40:19 GMT 1998
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>Date: Fri, 6 Feb 1998 21:43:43 +1100
>To: peter at ursus.demon.co.uk
>From: Ross Moore <ross at mpce.mq.edu.au>
>Subject: Re: Foreign object inclusion WAS: Namespaces, Architectural
> Forms, and Sub-Documents
[... request for posting ...]
>After receiving Tim's last posting I engaged in an email conversation
>with myself, attached here...
>At 10:57 AM +1100 2/6/98, Ross Moore wrote:
>>Is there any reason why a mailer produced 8 copies of the message +
>>from you (appended below) ?
>>It was Eudora Pro for Macintosh PPC (which automatically decoded OK).
>>The Unix mail-server only received 1 copy.
>>Could it be that the contents has triggered a side-effect,
>>detrimental to an external structure ...
>>Marcus Carr wrote:
>>>> In other words, inlining uuencoded objects is a kludge...
>>>Unless you plan to write an application to confirm that your embedded
>>>aren't detrimental to your structure, I would advise against this. Even
>>>fragment wasn't detrimental to your structure, it may be to someone who
>>>reuse a chunk of your data, adding a dangerous level of uncertainty to your
>>If this reply causes a similar repetition, then we'll know that such
>>problems indeed can exist. ;-)
>Yes indeed there is such a problem, because the quoted base 64 portion
>is being regarded as an attachment needing decoding.
>It no longer has the correct checksum, due to the quoting with `> '.
>The automatic POP retreive from the Unix server was failing.
>Each 20 mins (or so) it tries again and also fails.
>The 8 copies simply counts how many times it tried before I could
>address the problem manually.
>> `b`e`g`i`n 644 para
>> M66]U(&%R92!Q=6ET92!R:6=H="!T:&%T('1H:7,@:7,@;&5G86P at 6$U,(&]R
>> M(%-'34P at +2T@=&AA="=S(&]N92!V86QI9`IU<V4@;V8 at 3D]4051)3TX at 871T
>> J<FEB=71E<RX at 2&5R92=S('1H:7,@<&%R86=R87!H(%5514Y#3T1%1#H*
>(Here I've doctored the `begin' into `b`e`g`i`n to prevent this
>Doubled `>'s, as in Peter's last mail, do not cause this effect:
>>> <object notation="uuencoded">
>>> begin 644 para
>>> M66]U(&%R92!Q=6ET92!R:6=H="!T:&%T('1H:7,@:7,@;&5G86P at 6$U,(&]R
>>> M(%-'34P at +2T@=&AA="=S(&]N92!V86QI9`IU<V4@;V8 at 3D]4051)3TX at 871T
>>> J<FEB=71E<RX at 2&5R92=S('1H:7,@<&%R86=R87!H(%5514Y#3T1%1#H*
>Is there a lesson here ?
> Ross Moore
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