formail header concatenation
H.Wahlen at gmx.de
Wed Jan 21 17:09:11 CET 2009
* LuKreme wrote:
>> Okay. It seems a little odd that words that were previously separated
>> by the newline are no longer separated once the lines have been
>> concatenated, but that's just my opinion.
> That's not how it works.
> The newlines are replaced with spaces.
No, the newlines are *removed*. Section 2.2.3 of RFC 2822 says:
| The general rule is that wherever this standard allows for folding
| white space (not simply WSP characters), a CRLF may be inserted before
| any WSP. For example, the header field:
| Subject: This is a test
| can be represented as:
| Subject: This
| is a test
| The process of moving from this folded multiple-line representation of
| a header field to its single line representation is called
| "unfolding". Unfolding is accomplished by simply removing any CRLF
| that is immediately followed by WSP.
But the following WSP itself remains.
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