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Canonical Encoding Model wording suggestion

1995-06-01 13:15:10
Here's some wording I suggest be added to the Canonical Encoding Model
section of the conformance document:

NOTE: There has been confusion caused by systems which represent
messages in a format which uses local newline conventions which differ
from the RFC822 CRLF convention.  It is important to note that these
formats are not canonical RFC822/MIME.  These formats are instead
*encodings* of RFC822, where CRLF sequences in the canonical
representation of the message are encoded as the local newline
convention.  Note that formats which encode CRLF sequences as, for
example, LF are not capable of representing MIME messages containing
binary data which contains LF octets not part of CRLF line separation

_.John G. Myers         Internet: jgm+(_at_)CMU(_dot_)EDU
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