[Chandler-dev] Re: [Cosmo-dev] (no subject)
grant at osafoundation.org
Wed Jul 12 17:28:04 PDT 2006
On 12 Jul, 2006, at 14:32, Morgen Sagen wrote:
> On Jul 12, 2006, at 1:19 PM, Brian Moseley wrote:
>> On 7/12/06, Morgen Sagen <morgen at osafoundation.org> wrote:
>> apple mail sucks so much because of this one stupid bug. how hard can
>> it be to fix!!
> Bummer. Apparently it's not so much a bug as it is a not-widely-
> adopted standard. According to this thread:
> ...or http://tinyurl.com/eov2n for non-Mail.app users...
> ...Apple is actually following the RFC standard and no other
> clients are yet. I haven't gone to read the RFC on this, so I
> can't say for sure.
IIRC, Apple is violating a SHOULD in the RFC (3676).
It's also a harder problem to fix than you think, given the
constraints of performing reasonably, operating in a unicode-ically
correct fashion (not breaking lines in the middle composed character
sequences or surrogate pairs), having "sensible" line breaks in all
languages, and producing RFC-compliant output, all in an arbitrary
output character set. You would, like, need to write some unit tests,
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