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SubjectRe: [RFC][PATCH] update SubmittingPatches to clarify attachment policy
Paulo Marques wrote:
> Krzysztof Halasa wrote:
>> Rik van Riel <> 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.

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