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Re: questions on QP, non-text attachments and munpack

1996-02-13 15:14:12
hansen(_at_)pegasus(_dot_)att(_dot_)com writes:
But munpack uses a different heuristic for base64 encoding: it appears to
check to see if the content type is text and passes a flag to the base64
decoder that says whether or not CR's should be suppressed. This heuristic
works well.

That is because the heuristic is to use the choice of quoted-printable
vs. base64 to intuit whether or not the object is textual.  Few
textual non-text/* objects are encoded in base64.  All text/* objects
are by the spec textual.

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