On Friday, June 26 at 12:00 AM, quoth Brendan Cully:
5 new changesets in mutt: http://dev.mutt.org/hg/mutt/rev/c5d0252e8f72 changeset: 5946:c5d0252e8f72 branch: HEAD tag: tip user: Rocco Rutte <pdmef@xxxxxxx> date: Thu Jun 25 21:46:28 2009 +0200 summary: Fix f=f corner case with DelSp=yes abuse
I had a thought... Occasionally, I use UTF-8 characters in my messages, which may or may not get quoted-printable-encoded. In any event, the bytes-per-line can become larger than the number of columns I specify in my editor (vim), to some extent, beyond my control.
How hard would it be for mutt to re-wrap format=flowed messages before sending, in order to guarantee that the lines are less than the format=flowed limit (72/79 characters).
More generally... RFC 2646 says: A generating agent SHOULD:1. Ensure all lines (fixed and flowed) are 79 characters or
fewer in length, counting the trailing space but not counting the CRLF, unless a word by itself exceeds 79 characters.. 2. Trim spaces before user-inserted hard line breaks. 3. Space-stuff lines which start with a space, "From ", or ">".Granted, the mutt-format=flowed relationship is a somewhat rocky one, relying on the person's editor to do most of the heavy lifting. I don't think mutt can be held responsible for #2, and probably not for #3, but I think mutt *can* do #1. And since (with quoted-printable encoding) mutt can cause messages to violate that line length limit (depending on how you interpret the RFCs), perhaps it even needs to do #1. What do you guys think?
~Kyle --If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
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