[Bug 1670033] Re: Text blocks, e.g. msg_footer, might not end with linefeed

Ralph Corderoy ralph at inputplus.co.uk
Sat Mar 4 15:36:12 EST 2017

Hi Mark, Yes I can add a "blank" line to the end of the text area.  My
point is, it isn't obvious to the user that they should do this.  By
doing so they may think, like me, that they're adding an unwanted blank
line to the msg_footer, for example.  Just as Unix text editors
shouldn't produce a text file without a trailing newline, since POSIX
mandates a text file is zero or more LF-terminated lines, so I think
Mailman has to work around the different UI presented by web-browser
text areas and ensure the text it uses from them has a terminating LF.

Thanks for the Debian pointer on the base64.  I think other encodings
would show the lack of final LF too though, e.g. Quoted-Printable of the
above base64:


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