Subject: Re: istrip (was Re: isprint())
To: None <current-users@NetBSD.ORG>
From: der Mouse <mouse@Holo.Rodents.Montreal.QC.CA>
Date: 08/26/1996 16:07:49
>> Yes! Please! I want working 8-bit chars in elm subject entry etc.
> Maybe during "entry", but note that RFC-822 and all subsequent
> related recommendations do not allow 8-bit characters in any e-mail
> One reason for this is simply that there are too many possible 8-bit
> encodings of characters to "guess" at the right one.
Yeah, well, they also don't allow high-half characters in body text,
either, and SMTP has been going more and more 8-bit-transparent. You
have to have some sort of out-of-band agreement on the character set,
but that applies equally to bodies including high-half characters, and
hasn't kept people from using them and finding them useful. I see no
reason to not extend the de-facto 8-bit-transparency we already mostly
have for body text to header text as well.
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