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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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