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Re: bad rfc2047 encoding


From: Dave Love
Subject: Re: bad rfc2047 encoding
Date: 22 Aug 2002 13:20:46 +0100
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

[Re-sent due to encoding problems :-/.]

Simon Josefsson <address@hidden> writes:

> Bjørn Mork <address@hidden> writes:

[In something that hasn't reached here...]

> Yup, I now agree parsing the header is required.  RFC 2047 is only to
> be used in some parts of the header.  I wonder if rfc822.el is up to
> this though,

I don't think it does the right job.

> I remember it didn't cope with non-ASCII properly at all.

In what way?  I went through checking for such problems long ago.  I
doubtless missed some, and maybe some have been added since, but they
should be easy to fix.  (Emacs 21 only -- I don't know how you'd do it
properly in XEmacs.)

> > In this example the quoted-string should probably be unquoted and
> > then encoded. Or would that break something?
> 
> It could perhaps encode the quotes too.

The spirit of the RFC and examples seem to suggest unquoting the
string, encoding it, and (perhaps) re-quoting encoded word sequences
on decoding.  Is the correct behaviour really not explicitly specified
somewhere?




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