[PD] [ot] attachments (was Re: A dollarsign problem, please help!)

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Thu Jan 8 09:39:11 CET 2009

Joe Newlin wrote:
> I think the problem there is that you have $0 in the message object. You

apart from this (which answers the question i guess), i would like to
ask, why this can only be illustrated by attaching uncompressed bmp-files.

a quick size comparision:
bmp (uncompressed): 508050 bytes
jpg (compressed): 35535 bytes
png (compressed): 15083 bytes
pd  (uncompressed): 421 bytes

the original mail had 2 identical copies of the image, the first reply
carried a 3rd copy.
so including base64 encoding, these 2 emails ate away more than 2MB.

shall i re-introduce a size-limit for posts to the list?

sorry for the usual rants :-)


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