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Re: [Nmh-workers] 78 column limit

From: Michael Richardson
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] 78 column limit
Date: Thu, 06 Dec 2012 08:47:20 -0500

>>>>> "Ken" == Ken Hornstein <address@hidden> writes:
    Ken> Now what I've seen is many times email clients will used
    Ken> quoted-printable 
    Ken> encoding and send paragraphs as one line, but they'll still
    Ken> break at 76 

The conclusion I came two after a discussion on address@hidden wasn't
that these mail clients are failing to mark things as format=flowed, but
rather that they are essentially not implementing text/plain at all, 
rather they are just faking it from text/html.

Most egeviously, Apple is now bug compatible.

I'd like ietf.org to enforce the 77 column limit on email, and see what

    Ken> I will note that exmh seems to automatically reflow all long lines so
    Ken> that seems like a reasonable default behavior.

I'd like to write a document and declare that the standard.

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