formail header concatenation

Ruud H.G. van Tol rvtol at
Wed Jan 21 23:27:37 CET 2009

Per Jessen wrote:
> I'm sure this must have been spotted before, so maybe it's not a problem
> at all, but - 
> I see a difference in behaviour between 3.15 and 3.22 - in 3.15, headers
> with tabs in the continuation line were correctly concatenated,
> _including_ the tab.  In 3.22, the tab is missing. 
> Is this expected behaviour?

AFAIK, the first whitespace character after the newline should be 
discarded, because it is the functional whitespace. In this way you can 
have a break inside long strings without any embedded whitespace.


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