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Re: bad rfc2047 encoding


From: Simon Josefsson
Subject: Re: bad rfc2047 encoding
Date: Thu, 22 Aug 2002 19:55:17 +0200
User-agent: Gnus/5.090008 (Oort Gnus v0.08) Emacs/21.3.50 (i686-pc-linux-gnu)

Dave Love <address@hidden> writes:

>> 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.)

I don't have a failing test case, but I remember some discussion of
this recently.

>> > 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?

I dunno.  Ask on some IETF list?





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