Filename reporting issue - was: Filename enconding in auto-zip feature

Mark Sapiro mark at
Thu Oct 1 18:54:03 IST 2009

On Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 05:02:04PM +0100, Jules Field wrote:
> On 30/09/2009 16:39, Mark Sapiro wrote:
> >
> >I don't have any problem with certain characters being escaped as %nn,
> >but I do think that dropping pieces of the name, in particular in some
> >cases entire 'extensions' is a problem.
> >   
> It all depends on the length of the filename after the last filename 
> extension has been removed. This is truncated at a fixed point. So some 
> other "extensions" may be lost. I'm not sure there is any easy way, 
> heuristically, of trimming the filename while leaving *all* the 
> extensions, as it's unknown what is and is not an extension, and what is 
> just a dot in the middle of the text of the "main" bit of the filename.

I understand. I didn't realize that the issue was because of a simple
truncation based on length. Given that, and the desire to not report
overly long names, I think it's OK the way it is, and mail admins will
just have to realize they need to see the original message or the
Filename Checks: MailScanner log message to see the original name.

I agree that trying to give priority to certain portions of the name
while shortening it is futile.

Mark Sapiro mark at msapiro net       The highway is for gamblers,
San Francisco Bay Area, California    better use your sense - B. Dylan

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