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Re: 8-bit transmission in NNTP
> On the other hand, it is arguable that the ``all the world is UNIX'' attitude
> is an acceptable one for netnews and there really is no problem with ``just
> send 8 bits'' in netnews.
Being a full-time UNIX sysadmin with deep multi-platform roots,
the "just send 8 bits" part of "all the world is UNIX" isn't the problem.
The problem is line breaks and other things related to "what's plain text?".
Consider the following suggestions:
* avoid imbedded control characters, including backspace
* treat any mixture of any number of TABs and SPACEs
as one instance of "white space"
* consider trailing white space as fair game
for arbitrary appendage or deletion;
it can't be seen, pretend it simply isn't there
* for the sake of those of us with XTs or VT100s,
keep lines shorter than 80 columns, maybe <76
> -- Mark --