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Re: [Nmh-workers] More fun with charset functions

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] More fun with charset functions
Date: Sun, 11 May 2014 12:05:52 -0700

On May 11, 2014, at 3:10 AM, Ralph Corderoy <address@hidden> wrote:

>> FWIW, I looked at mutt and it's fallback if the locale is US-ASCII but
>> the characters are 8bit is to output "unknown-8bit" as the charset.
>> Seems like a reasonable idea to me.
> Isn't that just punting the problem downstream, forcing others to
> investigate unknown-8bit, probably with suspicion;  "Is it trying to
> trigger some flaw?"?  Better to plug foulness at the source and refuse
> to produce it IMO.  I can't see why it's a valid thing to attempt in the
> modern day.

I'm with Ralph on this.  After two decades of MIME, it is inexcusable to get 
this wrong.


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