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RE: [closed] Re: Mail Archives vs. Outlook

From: Xan Gregg <Xan.Gregg@jmp.com>
Date: Fri, 17 Oct 2003 12:09:19 -0400
Message-ID: <EFA630DC919FFE4BAF7E353ACB2C0AA104F72613@merc17.na.sas.com>
To: "Daigo Matsubara" <daigo@w3.org>, "Susan Lesch" <lesch@w3.org>
Cc: <site-comments@w3.org>

> "soft line break" means "a non-significant line break in the encoded
> text (RFC2045)" of quoted-printable encoding. So our archive system
> removed them and combined lines.

Surely the usefulness of soft line breaks is so that message viewers can wrap text freely to the user display knowing that they're not destroying significant line breaks.  I think the Archive utility that converts a message to HTML should apply some wrapping for the sake of readability.  If you still want to indicate which line breaks were in the original message then use a symbol for it in the HTML.

The current Archive behavior confounds member communication.

(I've changed my "Automatically wrap text" value to 70 for this message.)

xan
Received on Friday, 17 October 2003 12:09:21 UTC

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