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    SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] update SubmittingPatches to clarify attachment policy
    Paulo Marques wrote:
    > Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
    >
    >> Rik van Riel <riel@redhat.com> writes:
    >>
    >>
    >>> The problem is replying to an attachment. The reason why having
    >>> the patch in the main mail body is good is that it gets quoted
    >>> by the email software and you can easily reply to individual
    >>> parts of the patch.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> If the attachment is "disposition=inline", does the problem still exist?
    >
    >
    > I've just checked this with Thunderbird (which is the mail client I use).
    >
    > It not only sets the disposition=inline by default when attaching
    > patches, it also places the patch inline when replying to it, allowing
    > the user to write between the text of the patch as if it were part of
    > the email text.
    >
    > However if we Copy+Paste the patch into the mail it gets line wrapped /
    > white space mangled.

    That depends on where you are Copy+Pasting from. Granted, Copy+Paste from
    a variety of sources is a nightmare. But, Copy+Paste from Tbird to Tbird
    seems to actually work.

    >
    > So at least for Thunderbird users it would be better to use attached
    > patches with "Content-Disposition: inline".
    >

    Here is a trick you can play with Thunderbird to get inlined patches:

    1) Mail the patch to yourself as an attachment.
    2) Read the mail you just got, copy and paste the patch to your new message.

    This method preserves the tabs/whitespace. Of course, you have to set the
    wordwrap settings appropriately. It works for me.

    Steven
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