[Mono-list] System.Web.Mail + UUEncoding = true

A Rafael D Teixeira rafaelteixeirabr@hotmail.com
Mon, 10 Mar 2003 10:21:45 -0300

>Added UUEncoding to System.Web.Mail for attachment encoding. So now both of
>the encoding techniques work for attachments UUEncode, Base64. Soon the 
>api is totally complete since there is only some minor parts left to fix.

Great news!!!

>Here are some issues in MS.NET System.Web.Mail. i would like
>to have some comments here on how the mono System.Web.Mail
>should handled these issues:
>* SmtpMail.Send throws HttpExceptions (why?)

In Win2000, IIS 5.0 (the web server) can be configured to provide 'Virtual 
SMTP', as a forwarder to Exchange or other true smtp server. In that case, 
probably it will probably generate HTTPExceptions.

>* Bcc is completely ignored

In this issue I think we should do it the rightway. Forget what MS' 
implementation does here.

>* As soon as you add an attachment with UUEncode explicitly, all the other
>attachments will be encoded with UUEncode regardless of what you have
>specified :)

Could it be that some RFC mandates it? If not, doesn't follow MS either.

>* Text file attachments are allways encoded using Quoted printable 
>of what you have specified explicitly.


>* Filename for attachments must be absolute. if they are not you get:
>	HttpException( "Unknown protocol" );

If they aren't absolute how can you find them, relative to the application 
directory, or the current directory, or relative to the first non-relative 

I think, here, you must follow what MS has done, because you don't have the 
concept of a Base URL as you have in the HTML/XML world.

>Best regards
>	Per Arneng

Keep the good work, and happy hackings,

Rafael Teixeira
Brazilian Polymath
Mono, MonoQLE Hacker

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