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Courriel::Header::Disposition - The content disposition for an email part


version 0.47


    my $disp = $part->content_disposition();
    print $disp->is_inline();
    print $disp->is_attachment();
    print $disp->filename();

    my %attr = $disp->attributes();
    while ( my ( $k, $v ) = each %attr ) {
        print "$k => $v\n";


This class represents the contents of a "Content-Disposition" header attached to an email part. Such headers indicate whether or not a part should be considered an attachment or should be displayed to the user directly. This header may also include information about the attachment's filename, creation date, etc.

Here are some typical headers:

  Content-Disposition: inline

  Content-Disposition: multipart/alternative; boundary=abcdefghijk

  Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="Filename.jpg"

  Content-Disposition: attachment; filename="foo-bar.jpg";
    creation-date="Tue, 31 May 2011 09:41:13 -0700"


This class supports the following methods:

Courriel::Header::Disposition->new_from_value( ... )

This takes two parameters, name and value. The name is optional, and defaults to "Content-Disposition".

The value is parsed and split up into the disposition and attributes.

Courriel::Header::Disposition->new( ... )

This method creates a new object. It accepts the following parameters:


The header name, usually "Content-Disposition".


The raw header value.


Returns the disposition value passed to the constructor.


Returns true if the disposition is not equal to "attachment".


Returns true if the disposition is equal to "attachment".


Returns the filename found in the attributes, or undef.

$disp->creation_datetime(), $disp->last_modified_datetime(), $disp->read_datetime()

These methods look for a corresponding attribute ("creation-date", etc.) and return a DateTime object representing that attribute's value, if it exists.


Returns a hash (not a reference) of the attributes passed to the constructor.

Attributes are Courriel::HeaderAttribute objects.

The keys of the hash are all lower case, though the original casing is preserved in the name() returned by the Courriel::HeaderAttribute object.


Given a key, returns the named Courriel::HeaderAttribute object. Obviously, this value can be undef if the attribute doesn't exist. Name lookup is case-insensitive.


Given a key, returns the named attribute's value as a string. Obviously, this value can be undef if the attribute doesn't exist. Name lookup is case-insensitive.

The attribute is a Courriel::HeaderAttribute object.


Returns the object as a string suitable for a header value (but not folded).


This class extends Courriel::Header.


This class does the Courriel::Role::HeaderWithAttributes role.


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Dave Rolsky <>


This software is Copyright (c) 2018 by Dave Rolsky.

This is free software, licensed under:

  The Artistic License 2.0 (GPL Compatible)

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this distribution.

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