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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Documentation/email-clients.txt: clarify Thunderbird section
    Alan Jenkins wrote:
    > /google
    >
    > The RFC for format=flowed says that it should escape lines which start
    > with a space (by "space stuffing" - prepending an additional space). So
    > in theory it should completely break patches. And indeed it does
    > <http://gcc.gnu.org/ml/java-patches/2003-q2/msg00315.html>
    >
    > Using HTML preformat in current versions of Thunderbird appears to send
    > with a format=flowed content-type, and then violates the RFC by not
    > performing any space-stuffing.
    >
    > So if I look at format=flowed patch in my Sent email folder, I see that
    > the message viewer correctly strips the first leading space in each
    > line. I.e. it breaks if you use copy+paste to get the patch out of
    > Thunderbird (or any other format=flowed aware client). File->Save As
    > preserves the spaces though, allowing the patch to be applied.
    >
    > Regards
    > Alan "Don't you feel better knowing that"

    Thanks, yes I do...

    Since the text wrap=0 also shut off "space stuffing" on send
    in my version (as seen by the raw message on my smtp gateway),
    I'm thinking they have html/text consistent sending bugs.

    So I'll use the "format=flowed,false" in my prefs so
    they don't blow me away with a future fix :)

    jim



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