[Mailman-Users] Carriage Return in Archives

John DeCarlo jdecarlo at mitre.org
Fri Nov 15 20:22:25 CET 2002


Just wanted to make the point that MUAs should *not* put in line breaks except for new paragraphs.  Any decent MUA that is reading the message will perform the line wraps for you based on the size of your window.

It is really a kludge to force the sender to put in line breaks every 72 characters.

And, as Susan pointed out, most MUAs will wrap for you.  Thus, how do you get the web view of the archive to do the wrapping?  It doesn't have to change the content of the message, just the display.

Jon Carnes wrote:

> Dudes.  The problem is with the sender.  You have some folks using an
> MUA that does not put in hard returns in the email.
> Most MUA's will do an automatic line-wrap so they don't notice it.

John DeCarlo, My Views Are My Own

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