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Why Might Notes Consider a MIME Field To Be Rich Text? | Blog
   

I hate the idea of turning this site in to my own forum, but have an "interesting" problem for you, which might help to have the answer on the internet, so...

I'm in the process of writing code to loop all messages in a Notes inbox, so I can examine their content. Now, consider this document and its Body field:

image

The Body field is obviously MIME, right?

As confirmed by ScanEz.

image

If you were to run the following code against the above document, what would you expect to see?

Item item = document.getFirstItem("Body");

if (item.getType()==Item.RICHTEXT){
    System.out.println("Item is Rich Text");
    
} else if (item.getType()==Item.MIME_PART){
    System.out.println("Item is MIME");
    
} else {
    System.out.println("Item is another type");
    
}

Now, I'd expect it to say it was a MIME field. Wouldn't you? But it doesn't. It says it's Rich Text!

I put this down to a quirk and decided to ignore what it was telling me and just go ahead and examine the MIME parts directly. Here's the code I used at first:

session.setConvertMIME(false);

MIMEEntity me = document.getMIMEEntity("Body");

if (null!=me){
    System.out.println("FOUND MIME ITEM!");
} else {
    System.out.println("CAN'T FIND MIME ITEM!");
}

session.setConvertMIME(true);
I'd expect it say it found a MIME item by that name, but this code says it can't find a MIME item. WTH?

Why on earth might Notes not be able to find a MIME field when it's obviously there and why might it consider it Rich Text instead? It's driving me spare.

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