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Re: Different (buffer-file-)coding-systems for different regions of one

From: Stephen J. Turnbull
Subject: Re: Different (buffer-file-)coding-systems for different regions of one buffer? (for Rmail MIME)
Date: Fri, 23 May 2003 19:56:49 +0900
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>>>>> "stktrc" == stktrc  <address@hidden> writes:

    stktrc> "Stephen J. Turnbull" <address@hidden> writes:

    >> But then how do you save the buffer (eg, if you have set
    >> flags)?  It differs from the file, and the decoding process is
    >> not an isomorphism (multimedia).

    stktrc> The various multimedia would never be decoded inside the
    stktrc> buffer (there would be a minor mode that extracts parts to
    stktrc> a pipe or file I imagine).

The "multimedia" I'm referring to here are MIME types, subtypes, and
parameters.  Eg, "text/plain; charset=US-ASCII".

    stktrc> This means the buffer would not contain any modifications,
    stktrc> except for the flag modifications, and writing the buffer
    stktrc> back to disk is hence ok.

You think so?  I really wish it were that easy.

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