Newsgroups: news.software.readers, comp.mail.pine
From: Jeffrey Goldberg <nob...@goldmark.org>
Date: Fri, 28 Sep 2007 14:59:32 -0500
Local: Fri, Sep 28 2007 3:59 pm
Subject: Re: [alpine] multipart quoting of big5
In <slrnffqipo.3tf....@pjr.gotdns.org>, Peter J Ross wrote:
> I'm beginning to think that Pine is yet another example of softwareYou seem to think that message construction and message RFCs are entirely
> that tries to do both mail and news and does at least one of the two
different things for mail and news. They are not.
Almost all newsreaders do mail. Take slrn for example. When viewing an
If it is unreasonable to expect that newsreaders should construct messages
Those solutions are harmless for all newsreaders that implement MIME
So although you are using a newsreader that can't cope with text messages
> NNTP is 8-bit clean, and has been for a long time. I don't think suchNews readers also send mail. And so this is clearly a case where the
> contortions are needed for Usenet.
robustness principle applies.
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