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Re: Format=Flowed/RFC 2646 Bis (-03)

2003-11-25 05:12:38

In <20031125034608(_dot_)GD1196~(_at_)nicemice(_dot_)net> "Adam M. Costello" 
<ietf-822(_dot_)amc+0(_at_)nicemice(_dot_)net(_dot_)RemoveThisWord> writes:

1. Count & strip quote indicators.
2. Unstuff: delete leading space if present.
3. Check for signature separator: dash-dash-space.
4. Check for trailing space to determine flowed/fixed (unless the
   line has already been classified as a signature separator).

Hmmm! I have not followed all the discussion above, but there is one
property that should hold regardless:

A. Some clients will be flowed-aware, and will display the message

B. Some clients will not be flowed-aware, and will display the message as

C. A message either has a signature line, or it doesn't have a signature

D. The answer to question C (does the user see a signature line on his
display) MUST be the same whether viewed by an A-like client or a B-like

Does what you propose have that property? The bit I have quoted above
suggests to me that it does not.

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