[Tickets #6141] Re: application/mac binhex40 attachments don't show

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Wed Jan 30 07:07:30 UTC 2008


Ticket URL: http://bugs.horde.org/ticket/?id=6141
 Ticket             | 6141
 Updated By         | Michael Slusarz <slusarz at horde.org>
 Summary            | application/mac binhex40 attachments don't show
 Queue              | IMP
 Version            | 4.1.6
 Type               | Bug
 State              | Accepted
 Priority           | 1. Low
 Milestone          | 
 Patch              | 
 Owners             | Horde Developers, Michael Slusarz

Michael Slusarz <slusarz at horde.org> (2008-01-30 02:07) wrote:

> I can send an email natively from a mac client with an encoded 
> attachment to one of you if you wish - to see if the attachments show 
> up for you..

It sounds like we are talking about 2 different issues here.  You seem to
be complaining that the attachment (named 'HB_190_chart_v3.doc') is not
appearing as an attachment at all.  However, as mentioned by Jan and
confirmed by me, this report is bogus - the attachment shows up fine.

The issue is instead when a user tries to download the file.  Since it is
encoded in binhex40, a user on any non-Mac (Windows, for example) that
tries to download the file (using a browser other than FF 2) will simply
download the text of the encoded file.  This is not desirable since most
OS's do not contain a binhex decode utility.  What needs to be done is to
provide a link for these users (doing browser/OS sniffing) that allows the
user to download the data contained in the encoded data.  Since it appears
there is no PHP code/library that does decoding of binhex data, this will
need to be done via an external program (such as UUDeview).

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