MIME q-p decoding

From: Tom von Alten <tom_vonalten_at_boi.hp.com_at_hypermail-project.org>
Date: Tue, 5 Oct 1999 17:40:48 -0600
Message-ID: <004101bf0f8b$0d8f5030$c9d1020f_at_alien-nt.boi.hp.com>


I don't suppose this just happened with 2b25, but I just happened to notice it (while trying out Peter McCluskey's new hypetombox.pl).

8-bit characters encoded to 7-bits with MIME quoted-printable are getting decoded back to their 8-bit source, and pushed into the HTML view of the message in that form. I'm not sure of chapter and verse, but this isn't legal in HTML, is it? I thought 8-bit characters were supposed to be mapped into the &NNN; or &special-name; things for HTML.

As it is, what I see is what was intended with Netscape v4.51 on either NT or hp-ux, but I imagine some (compliant) browsers aren't going to like the particular mapping...

Is this an issue that should be addressed for v2?

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Received on Wed 06 Oct 1999 01:40:34 AM GMT

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