Modifying the contents of a message

Jonathan Protzenko jonathan.protzenko at gmail.com
Thu Jan 26 09:47:35 PST 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.
>
> rkent
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