On Thu, 10 Feb 2000, A. Vine wrote:
> Marco.Cimarosti@icl.com wrote:
> > Alain LaBonté wrote:
> > >Example of horror stories:
> > >>To: =?Windows-1252?Q?Alain_LaBont=E9?= <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> > >>Subject: =?Windows-1252?Q?Papier_=E0_lettre?=
> > A friend of mine is experiencing a similar nightmare. Any clue as to why the
> > Subject and other fields are "corrupted" this way?
> Not corrupted. Conforming to RFC 2047 with an MS twist.
It would be better if MS OE were smart enough to use
ISO-8859-1 in absence of any C1 characters in what's to be Q-encoded,
which is the case in above example.
> Note even when you
> request 8-bit MIME, headers must remain 7-bit. And so charsets using the full
> 8-bits must be encoded either as quoted-printable or base64. The charset must
Just a minor correction. When used in header encoding, QP and
Base64 get a little different names, namely Q-encoding and B-encoding :-).
RFC2168 has to be referred as well.
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