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Re: Line Wrapping Question

1996-02-08 14:56:29
At 10:29 AM 2/8/96, Terry Crowley wrote:

1. For maximum interoperability of text composed by the user in an
automatically wrapping text editor, send text/plain with short, hard-wrapped
lines.  Wrap at something less that 80 characters (72 or 76 are good choices)
to allow for quoting on reply.  If possible, send as 7-bit.  If your data
contains 8-bit characters, you'll probably have to provide a user option about
whether they want to encode as QP in this case or "just send 8-bit".

2. If you want to send automatically wrapped text, use text/enriched, encoded
using QP.

If you're a vendor of MIME-capable software, support for text/enriched is a

Bravo!  Well said, Terry.

john noerenberg
  Be sure of this, O young ambition, all mortal
  greatness is but disease.
  -- Herman Melville, "Moby-Dick", 1851

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