Modifying the contents of a message
jonathan.protzenko at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 17:47:35 UTC 2012
Yes, that's a good point, providing a JS shim would help make sure
people handle all cases properly.
On 01/26/2012 06:23 PM, Kent James wrote:
> On 1/26/2012 9:17 AM, David Bienvenu wrote:
>> On 1/26/2012 7:19 AM, Jonathan Protzenko wrote:
>>> Hi everyone,
>>> Ever since I started reading the mozilla.dev.apps.thunderbird and
>>> mozilla.dev.extensions newsgroups, a recurring question about
>>> Thunderbird has been "how can I modify the contents of a message"
>>> from an addon? I recently (less than 7 days ago) replied to this
>>> question twice, and my answer was basically:
>>> - inject a message in a local folder,
>>> - copy it to the destination folder,
>>> - remove the old message.
>>> I'm not sure there's a better way, but I guess not. My question is:
>>> could we make that easier by implementing, say, in C++,
>>> nsIMsgFolder::InjectMessageFromStream, making it of course
>>> scriptable? The arguments are:
>>> - this is something an addon will want to do, and it seems
>>> legitimate that they should want to do so,
>>> - it's better to provide a function for that than to have someone do
>>> it real, real wrong.
>> Yes, it would be great to provide an easy way for extensions to do
>> this, because extensions often forget about things like IMAP, and
>> going forward, things like pluggable stores.
> And "going forward", both extensions AND core code often forget about
> the concept that the universe of messaging types is not limited to
> imap, news, rss, and pop3.
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