[Top] [All Lists]

Re: Prohibition of EBCDIC in text/plain

1995-06-08 13:44:49
On Thu, 08 Jun 1995 14:34:10 EDT, you said:
By using this encoding, this is to me actually an encoding which
can be sent as a text/plain message, because a 'CR', 'LF'
and NULL are encoded as themselves and those bit-patterns does
not exist in the multibyte encoding of the other characters.

The problem is that an ASCII CR-LF is 0x0d 0x0a, but an EBCDIC CR-LF is
0x0d 0x25, which is interpreted as a CR-% pair by an ASCII parser.

                                Valdis Kletnieks
                                Computer Systems Engineer
                                Virginia Tech