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Re: [Nmh-workers] RFC2047 section 5 and other MIME issues for the new sc

From: Jon Steinhart
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] RFC2047 section 5 and other MIME issues for the new scan
Date: Sun, 14 Nov 2010 20:37:57 -0800

> On Sun, Nov 14, 2010 at 10:20 PM, Earl Hood wrote:
> >>> As for space between encoded word, such space should be
> >>> collapsed.  I.e. Two adjacent encoded words should be
> >>> concatenated together after decoding, with no space between
> >>> them.
> >>
> >> Where in what RFC do you find this.  RFC2047 section 5, (1) says that 
> >> encoded
> >> words must be separated from each other by linear white space but doesn't 
> >> say
> >> that that white space is later removed.
> FYI, see the examples in section 8.  It clearly shows that the space
> between encoded words should be stripped in final rendering.
> --ewh

My days in ANSI and ISO keep me from looking at examples as normative.
These examples are in comments, not the general case.

I read your preference as having a complete parser for every RFC since the dawn 
time which began in 822.  I could do that, but it seems like it would be complex
and slow.  Maybe I should try it, it might not be unbearably slow.  Time to roll
out lex and yacc.


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