Re: [Mutt] #2917: format/flowed messages are not properly filled
#2917: format/flowed messages are not properly filled
Comment (by John Hawkinson):
pdmef <fleas@xxxxxxxx> wrote on Thu, 21 Jun 2007
at 07:27:28 -0000 in <046.f9ed8ea55e761b771e4c040f11574e3a@xxxxxxxx>:
> This is not a mutt bug (I'd say) but a badly prepared format=flowed
> message. The reason is that all lines do ''not'' end in a trailing
> i.e. ''all'' lines are fixed.
I think you are misinterpretting.
format=flowed messages are permitted to have fixed lines and flowed
lines. mutt should not wrap the fixed lines, especially when they are
under 80 columns in an 80-column window and wrap=0.
The particular message that I was looking at, from which I extracted
this test case, had both fixed paragraphs and flowed paragraphs. The
flowed paragraphs were displayed properly by mutt, but the fixed were
If its of interest, the message was sent with
User-Agent: Internet Messaging Program (IMP) H3 (4.0.3)
and I seem to encounter them with some regularity. :(
Even were it the case that this were a badly-formatted format=flowed
message (which it is not), mutt should still try to display it
properly, in the "be liberal in what you accept" vein.
Ticket URL: <http://dev.mutt.org/trac/ticket/2917#comment:>