formail header concatenation

LuKreme kremels at
Wed Jan 21 23:33:02 CET 2009

On 21-Jan-2009, at 15:27, Ruud H.G. van Tol wrote:
> 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.

But in that case it seems the header should be folded  
<CRLF><TAB><SPACE> or <SPACE><CRLF><TAB> in the first place.

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