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Re: [Nmh-workers] Features for 1.6

From: norm
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Features for 1.6
Date: Mon, 21 Oct 2013 08:11:55 -0700

David Levine <address@hidden> writes:

>q-p is "quoted-printable", an encoding scheme for text.  Encoded
>q-p text is more or less readable, but it can interfere with
>quick grepping of messages because it works by introducing
>additional characters.  For that reason, I don't use automimeproc.
>(And printable ASCII characters don't need to be encoded.)

OH!! That's the standard with all the ='s. It's an invention of the devil.

>Well, the 78 character limit is a "SHOULD" rather than a "MUST".
>It's in sec. 2.1.1 of RFC 5322 (and 2822), which begins:
>There are two limits that this standard places on the number
>of characters in a line. Each line of characters MUST be no
>more than 998 characters, and SHOULD be no more than 78
>characters, excluding the CRLF.

OK. When editing a message file, (more precisely when editing a file, in my
drafts folder whose name consists of 1 or mores digits) my editor now defaults
to windows 78-1 columns wide.

    Norman Shapiro

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