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Re: [Nmh-workers] warning when attaching rfc822 message

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] warning when attaching rfc822 message
Date: Sun, 13 Apr 2014 20:46:46 -0400

> Okay, so I looked at this.  It looks like the simplest thing to do
> is make init_decoded_content() set a default CTE (probably 7bit is
> appropriate).

But 8bit would be safe more often.  Is there any harm nowadays
in saying that a 7bit message is 8bit?

> But as always ... there's a wrinkle.  It looks like we always set a
> CTE of 7bit for message/rfc822 parts.  But as I read it, that's not
> correct if the message/rfc822 contains 8-bit characters; in that
> case it should be 8bit (or perhaps binary, but we don't really
> handle encoding anything in binary).  Do other people agree with my
> reading of RFC 2046?  If so, that change should be simple.

I'd say go for it if it's simple.  It certainly seems like
an improvement.


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