Re: [PATCH] emacs/notmuch-show: Work around errors where a part lacks a content-type

Subject:Re: [PATCH] emacs/notmuch-show: Work around errors where a part lacks a content-type

Date:Sun, 03 Jan 2021 22:06:01 +0200

To:Daniel Kahn Gillmor ,Notmuch Mail

Cc:

From:Tomi Ollila


On Sun, Jan 03 2021, Daniel Kahn Gillmor wrote:

> This is an inadequate workaround to the concerns raised in
> id:87wnwu8tzf.fsf@fifthhorseman.net -- when it is installed, a
> particular kind of malformed message (in particular, one containing a
> message/rfc822 part that is improperly transfer-encoded with base64)
> won't break the rendering.
>
> However, with this applied, there are definitely still problems.
>
> For example, the rendering of such a message shows internal errors for
> me:
>
>     [ attachment.eml: message/rfc822 ]
>
>     !!! Bodypart handler `notmuch-show-insert-part-message/rfc822' threw an error:
>     !!! Wrong type argument: char-or-string-p, nil
>     !!! Bodypart handler `notmuch-show-insert-part-*/*' threw an error:
>     !!! Symbol’s value as variable is void: gnus-newsgroup-charset
>
> But it's better than causing the whole thread to fail to render.
>
> I don't know what the right solution is, so i'm offering this
> workaround in the spirit of harm reduction.
>
> (note: this is on the "release" branch -- this function has changed in
> master, so i don't think it applies there, but i haven't tested further)
> ---
>  emacs/notmuch-show.el | 4 +++-
>  1 file changed, 3 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)
>
> diff --git a/emacs/notmuch-show.el b/emacs/notmuch-show.el
> index b08ceb97..625a5d55 100644
> --- a/emacs/notmuch-show.el
> +++ b/emacs/notmuch-show.el
> @@ -575,7 +575,9 @@ message at DEPTH in the current thread."
>        (push (list content-id msg part) notmuch-show--cids)))
>    ;; Recurse on sub-parts
>    (let ((ctype (notmuch-split-content-type
> -		(downcase (plist-get part :content-type)))))
> +		(downcase (if (plist-get part :content-type)
> +                              (plist-get part :content-type)
> +                            "text/plain")))))

What I remember from someone's latest patches (was it Jonas or someone
else),

		(downcase (or (plist-get part :content-type) "text/plain"))))))

(if this were otherwise good enough to be applied :D)


Tomi
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