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Re: Dash escaping consensus?
On Tue, Mar 11, 2003 at 02:42:42PM -0800, Jon Callas wrote:
> What's the consensus? Any line may be dash-escaped, or only "From "? I wrote
> it the first way, changed it to the second, and it seems we're back to the
My instinctive reaction on this is that ``An implementation MAY dash escape
any line, SHOULD dash escape lines commencing "From", and MUST dash escape
any line commencing in a dash.''
This would make it nice and unambiguous, IMO.
Also ``An implementation MUST strip the string "- " if it occurs at the
beginning of a line, and SHOULD warn on "-" and any character other than
a space at the beginning of a line.''
My 0.02 (insert favourite currency here)
Matthew Byng-Maddick <mbm@xxxxxxxxxxxx> http://colondot.net/