Hi Zak, > Before I dive into this, with your experience and knowledge in this > area, would you say I'm heading into a tough battle here and should find > existing code to somehow "retrieve" the mail item all sorted out, or is > this a reasonable search-and-replace exercise? I'm not completely sure what you're doing with the e-mail, so it's hard to say whether it's going to be a "tough battle." IMHO, decoding quoted-printable isn't that big of a deal... just read lines at a time from the file into a big buffer until one of the lines does not end with =, or until the buffer is full. Then, scan character by character through the buffer looking for =, and when it's found, replace with the appropriate value. I'd do all of this in ASCII, and then translate the whole buffer to EBCDIC in one go at the end w/iconv(). However, if you need to properly interpret and render the HTML code -- that's a horse of a different color. THAT will be a tough battle that you'll be fighting with for years. However, if all you need to do is search the document for some data that needs to be inputted into a database or something like that, then you don't really need to know everything about the HTML, all you need to do is know how to skip over it -- and in that case, I'd say that's reasonable. Of course, those are just my opinions. I don't really know all that much about your capabilities, so I'm basing it on what I'm capable of.
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