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Re: [Nmh-workers] base64 ... just looking for advice

From: David Levine
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] base64 ... just looking for advice
Date: Sun, 21 Feb 2016 14:39:49 -0600

Ken wrote:

> [Wolfgang:}
> >> However I notice that not only the "text/plain" part has been
> >> modified;  the "text/html" part has _also_ been modified:
> >> originally, it was a base64 encoded HTML file with UNIX line endings
> >> (plain LF); now it is a base64 encoded file with DOS line endings (CR
> >> + LF).
> Just as a point of note ... text parts that are based-64 encoded are
> supposed to have CR+LF line endings.  Before we got that wrong, but the
> latest release of nmh should get that right (we'll write out those with
> Unix line endings when storing them, and add a CR during encoding).
> Technically a base64-encoded text part with Unix line endings is wrong
> according to the standard.

Oh yeah, thanks.  I could see an option for mhfixmsg to not try to do the right 
thing.  I find the current behavior of adding the CRs when it's supposedly not 
modifying a part to be a bit annoying.


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