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Text/calendar MIME Parts Are Rendered In The Message Viewer (Doc ID 2751405.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 11, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Communications Convergence - Version 3.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Using: Oracle Communications Convergence 3.0.2.2.0 version, GlassFish Server Open Source Edition 5.0.1

When a *.ics file is attached to a message as a text/calendar attachment and the message is viewed in Convergence, then the attachment is shown as an icon at the top of the message so it can be downloaded (this is good), but the text from the attachment is also rendered at the end of the body in the message view pane (this is bad). An ICS attachment is not really written for human consumption in its raw format and can make the message ugly when the text is displayed. It should only be shown as an attachment.

This issue was observed when sending out an html formatted message with an ICS attachment. When it was observed how undesirable this appeared in Webmail, the attachment was removed which was inconvenient for the recipients as they now could not easily add the event to their calendars.

It is expected that the content of the text/calendar part should not be shown in the message body - it adds no value. It should only display an attachment icon at the top of the message to download the file.

The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1) Log into Convergence (with calendar service disabled).
2) Send an email to yourself with an ICS calendar appointment attached.
3) View the received mail and observe how the message view includes the text of the ICS file.

Changes

 

Cause

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