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Re: [ietf-smtp] Quoted-Printable-8bit

2021-03-29 14:10:14
It appears that Gene Hightower  <gene(_at_)digilicious(_dot_)com> said:
Quoted-Printable-8bit & quoted-unprintable are ideas that work with the
8-bit MIME Transport extension (RFC-6152).
That is, more efficient and/or otherwise more useful ways of transport
encoding for 8-bit channels.

Yes, that was the idea. As Ned pointed out, people have proposed many
versions of quoted-unprintable over the years.

Interestingly, 8BITMIME is almost universally adopted. BINARYMIME not so
much.

It's not very surprising. 8BITMIME is trivial to implement on systems
with 8 bit bytes (all of them, this millenium), BINARYMIME very
difficult if your internal line ending is not CR-LF.

R's,
John

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