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Re: Non destructive folding/unfolding (ie, no insertion of whitespace in unfolding)

2007-11-01 00:37:16

On Wed, 2007-10-31, Mikel Lindsaar wrote:

For example:


The library currently folds this line as:


Quoting RFC-2822:

2.1.1. Line Length Limits

   There are two limits that this standard places on the number of
   characters in a line. Each line of characters MUST be no more than
   998 characters, and SHOULD be no more than 78 characters, excluding
   the CRLF.

I would say that the above Reply-To is a good reason to take advantage of
the SHOULD and extend the line beyond 78 characters.

I also believe that the example of folding by the existing library is
accceptable and does not violate RFC-2822.

I saw one mention of doing this:

Reply-To: <1234-1234-1234-1234-1234-12\CRLF

Actually, I think a strict parser would evaluate this by removing the CRLF
and then handling the LHS of the address as:

  1234-1234-1234-1234-1234-12\ 34-1234-1234-1234 

This is probably not what you want!

Bill McQuillan <McQuilWP(_at_)pobox(_dot_)com>

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