[darcs-users] darcs patch: resolve issue1358: encode non-ASCII char... (and 2 more)
Stephen J. Turnbull
turnbull at sk.tsukuba.ac.jp
Tue Mar 10 03:10:45 UTC 2009
Reinier Lamers writes:
> I think it's mailman. The subject line darcs sends fits the 78 char
> limit. I suppose when mailman puts the "[darcs-users]" in front, it
> folds the line with a tab.
Older Mailman installations definitely do that by default, but it's
configurable (at least if you have command-line access). I remember a
discussion, the outcome of which was
1. (Rationale for old default) folding with a TAB is RFC 822
conformant, and more readable to many people using text-based MUAs
2. It is not RFC 2822 conformant, which specifies removal of exactly
the newline the canonical way to unfold (and thus implies that
exactly "adding a newline before a whitespace character" is the
canonical way to fold).
3. The default SHOULD be changed.
Whether that happened and in which version, I don't recall offhand.
Upgrading Mailman might win here.
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