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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] Documentation/email-clients.txt: clarify Thunderbird section
    jim owens wrote:
    > I don't have a problem with your patch, but it is not true
    > that you need to edit the prefs.js to disable line wrap.
    >
    > I did this in the gui to fix my own patch sending,
    > under "Composition" you can set the wrap = 0.
    >
    > While changing format=flowed does require editing the file,
    > on my version of Thunderbird, 2.0.0.23, it isn't clear how
    > it breaks the patch to leave it flowed.
    >
    > And I have never used HTML, Preformat.
    >
    > jim
    >
    > Though now that I have said that, Andrew will probably
    > tell me the patch I sent is broken ;)
    >

    /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"


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