[New-bugs-announce] [issue11492] email.header.Header doesn't fold headers

Scott Kitterman report at bugs.python.org
Mon Mar 14 08:32:58 CET 2011


New submission from Scott Kitterman <sklist at kitterman.com>:

Header folding is very different (non-existent as far as I've found so far) in Python3.  Here's a short example:

#!/usr/bin/python
# -*- coding: ISO-8859-1

from email.header import Header

hdrin = 'Received: from mailout00.controlledmail.com (mailout00.controlledmail.com [72.81.252.19]) by mailwash7.pair.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 16BB5BAD5 for <bcc at kitterman.com>; Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:46:05 -0400 (EDT)'

print(Header(hdrin))

With python2.6 the output is:


Received: from mailout00.controlledmail.com (mailout00.controlledmail.com
 [72.81.252.19]) by mailwash7.pair.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 16BB5BAD5 for
 <bcc at kitterman.com>; Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:46:05 -0400 (EDT)

With python3.1 or 3.2 the output is one line:

Received: from mailout00.controlledmail.com (mailout00.controlledmail.com [72.81.252.19]) by mailwash7.pair.com (Postfix) with ESMTP id 16BB5BAD5 for <bcc at kitterman.com>; Sun, 13 Mar 2011 23:46:05 -0400 (EDT)

This makes it very difficult to write header processing code that works for both Python2 and Python3 even if one can fold headers at all in Python3.

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messages: 130793
nosy: kitterma
priority: normal
severity: normal
status: open
title: email.header.Header doesn't fold headers

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