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Re: Format=Flowed and Non-ASCII Characters

1998-10-30 12:51:12
On Mon, 26 Oct 1998 Valdis(_dot_)Kletnieks(_at_)vt(_dot_)edu wrote:
OK. It's Monday, and I'm dense.  If you're wrapping your lines so each
is <80, what's the point of format=flowed?  Just so an MUA can take ONE
pre-flowed paragraph and re-write it as ANOTHER one?

Precisely.  Think about devices with screens narrower than 80 columns,
wider than 80 columns or ones that use proportional fonts.  format=flowed
is a minor tweak which allows such devices to work great on the Internet
without breaking other things as a side effect the way sending long lines

                - Chris