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From Robert Burrell Donkin <robertburrelldon...@gmail.com>
Subject Re: Soft line breaks in quoted printable decoding
Date Tue, 18 Aug 2009 21:26:04 GMT
On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 9:43 PM, Oleg Kalnichevski<olegk@apache.org> wrote:
> Markus Wiederkehr wrote:
>> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 3:03 PM, Alejandro
>> Valdez<alejandro.valdez@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Hi list, I noticed that the class QuotedPrintableInputStream expects
>>> that the input stream is encoded using CRLF as line terminator (in
>>> particular, when dealing with quoted printable soft line breaks), but
>>> I have found that some e-mails are encoded using LF as line
>>> terminator. In such cases QuotedPrintableInputStream leaves in the
>>> decoded output a =LF for each line with a soft line break.
>>> I tried to find what RFC specifies that a mime e-mail should uses CRLF
>>> as line terminator, but I could not find it...
>>> I patched my QuotedPrintableInputStream class to identify =LF as a
>>> soft line break, it works ok, but maybe I missing something.
>> Lines have to be terminated with CRLF if a message is transmitted via
>> SMTP (see RFC 5321 section 2.3.8.).
>> As far as I know this only applies when the message is transferred. It
>> does not apply to the message itself, e.g. when it is stored on disk.
>> So QuotedPrintableInputStream should probably accept other line endings I
>> guess.
>> Other opinions?
>> Markus
> I think QuotedPrintableInputStream should be lenient about line breaks and
> treat both CRLF and lone LF as valid line breaks.
> I am still planning to review (and possibly rewrite most of)
> QuotedPrintableInputStream class in order to address MIME4J-103 [1]. I could
> tackle the line break issue at the same time. I just do not know when I may
> get around to doing that.


are there any volunteers out there who might be able to find time to
take this on (with oleg's help, of course ;-)?

- robert

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