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From "Danny Angus" <da...@apache.org>
Subject RE: new InputStream class for mail data
Date Mon, 14 Jul 2003 21:45:43 GMT

> The RFC states that <CR> MUST NOT appear except paired with <LF>.
>  You know
> this because we addressed that in CRLFTerminatedReader.

But this contingency cannot be discounted, surely?
While most people will send mail using well behaved clients it is _possible_
for CR to appear on its own, particularly in unencoded binary data, the fact
that it will probably be munged in transport is a srong disincentive to
sending it, but doesn;t prohibit it, and bearing in mind how easy it is to
write poor smtp clients i'd be suprised if there weren't thousands of
unchaperoned CR's flitting round the world everyday.


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