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vacation extension: Needs to say something about message generation.

2003-06-12 06:51:27

IMO, the vacation draft needs to say that the vacation response 
generation mechanism MUST take charsets and content-types into account 
even if the :mime parameter is not given.

Implementations SHOULD choose a fitting charset and recode the text 
given in the script (in UTF-8) into the chosen charset and apply a 
suitable CTE. At the very minimum, implementations should add
 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=utf-8
 Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit
 MIME-version: 1.0
to the header of the generated message.

This might sound obvious, but we just encountered a vacation response 
message that had no MIME headers whatsoever, but contained 8bit-encoded 
UTF-8 text.


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                                        --Rena Tangens / FoeBuD e.V.

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