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Re: nonexistent-WG Last Call on MIME documents

1996-06-19 13:56:50
I had sent the following comments to the author of
draft-ietf-822ext-mime-hdrs-00.txt; I would like them resolved before
moving to IETF Last Call.

The first one is mostly editorial; the last two deal with the problem
that a mail reader technically needs to have an arbitrary amount of
lookahead in order to determine whether linear-white-space following
an encoded-word should be output or not.

 75 characters, multiple 'encoded-word's (separated by CRLF SPACE) may

....(separated by CRLF LWSP-char)...

      When displaying a particular header field that contains multiple
      'encoded-word's, any 'linear-white-space' that separates a pair of
      adjacent 'encoded-word's is ignored.  (This is to allow the use of

....'encoded-words's, any amount up to 75 octets of
'linear-white-space' that separate...

(at end of paragraph) Mail readers may choose to ignore between
adjacent 'encoded-word's sequences of 'linear-white-space' that are
longer than 75 octets.

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