Julio Merino <jmmv%NetBSD.org@localhost> writes: > On Fri, Oct 29, 2010 at 7:29 PM, Matthew Mondor > <mm_lists%pulsar-zone.net@localhost> wrote: >> >> On Fri, 29 Oct 2010 09:25:39 -0400 >> Thor Lancelot Simon <tls%panix.com@localhost> wrote: >> >> > 1) Please limit your line length to 80 columns when posting to NetBSD >> > Â Âmailing lists, no matter how upset you are. >> >> Almost everytime I see a non-wrapped message posted to the lists, the >> user agent is Apple Mail (as in this case). ÂAnd when looking at the >> message source, those are wrapped, but using quoted-printable encoding >> with = escaped newlines instead of =0A or actual newlines... ÂNot >> having used Apple Mail myself, I'm not sure if it's configurable, >> hopefully it is. Perhaps we can add to the list of admonitions: please don't add random 0xa0 characters. > I recently took a look at this and found the following: > http://joeclark.org/ffaq.html (from > http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=1438136 ) > > So, summarizing, Apple Mail uses format=flowed (unchangeable it seems) > which should work in most modern clients. (Our of pure curiosity, I'm > wondering which ones do not. Thor: which client are you using that > doesn't respect this?) I think correct format=flowed would be fine; that just changes the content-type to declare it and adds a space at the end of each line to denote that re-wrapping is permitted. But, I believe that Apple's Mail.app fails to insert \040\012\015 to keep transmitted lines at 72 characters. The point of format=flowed is that text can both follow the standard rules of 72 characters per line and be refillable by clients that understand the format=flowed rules. I sent myself a message with Apple Mail, and gnus displays it as one line. Part of the problem is that it's quoted-unreadable, which is ridiculous for message that contains only ASCII. And part of it is that it is not labeled format=flowed. From: Greg Troxel <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost> Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable Subject: test Date: Sat, 30 Oct 2010 07:34:06 -0400 Message-Id: <A4FE0ACD-8AD2-4DC7-8B05-8AA53E203726%ir.bbn.com@localhost> To: Greg Troxel <gdt%ir.bbn.com@localhost> Mime-Version: 1.0 (Apple Message framework v1081) X-Mailer: Apple Mail (2.1081) This is a wicked long line. In theory it should be format=3Dflowed, = but I believe that it will be devoid of internal carriage-returns at 72 = characters. (My understanding of quoted-unreadable is that '=\n' is supposed to just eat the newline and be a continuation line.) So it looks to me like apple mail is broken.
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