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Re: [Nmh-workers] base64 and text parts

From: Valdis . Kletnieks
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] base64 and text parts
Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2013 23:33:31 -0400

On Sat, 19 Oct 2013 20:33:36 -0400, Ken Hornstein said:
> It is my reading of RFC 2046 that text parts should always represent line
> breaks as CR LF.  And I believe that we get this wrong when the text is
> encoded as base64.
> While we will never encode text parts with base64 (although that might
> change in the future), I also think we get them wrong on display or
> storing.  Does everyone agree that text parts encoded in base64 should
> be decoded and converted to Unix line conventions?  It looks like this
> would be as simple as never outputting a CR when decoding a text part.

I admit being insufficently caffienated at the moment to know whether
this would break S/MIME or PGP, but ISTR that the signatures are done
over a canonical CR/LF.  So we probably need to treat decoding and
converting to local line-end conventions as two separate steps.

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