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Re: [nmh-workers] Bleeping idiots!

From: Ken Hornstein
Subject: Re: [nmh-workers] Bleeping idiots!
Date: Tue, 16 Jul 2019 08:50:30 -0400

>> >    Content-Type: text/html; charset="ansi_x3.4-1968"
>> That character set is interesting.
>The 1968 revision allows LF to occur on its own compared to 1967's where
>it always had to be LF CR or CR LF, but other than that still had many
>of 67's oddities, e.g. ‘!’ could be rendered as ‘!’ or ‘|’, ditto ‘^’
>that was allowed to look like ‘¬’.  Probably not the creator of that
>Content-Type field's intention.

I was more thinking that I was not sure that was valid, but I guess
looking at the IANA registry it's a permitted alias for us-ascii.  I am
wondering if either that was some software that did that, or some human
thought that was a good idea.


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