> > Erik Trulsson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 05:28:39PM +0100, John Murphy wrote: > >> Dan Nelson <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > >> > >> >In the last episode (Jul 09), John Murphy said: > >> >> While browsing the freebsd-questions archives at freebsd.org and via > >> >> google, I noticed that corruption occurs, under some circumstances, > >> >> where "=" becomes "=3D" (3D is ascii for =) and some spaces are shown > >> >> as "=20". > >> > > >> >Sounds like quoted-printable MIME encoding. > >> > > >> >> The first instances of the problem (found via google groups) occurred > >> >> ~1994! The first archived in this list ~Feb. 2000. > >> >> > >> >> The same corruption can be seen in the mailing.freebsd.questions > >> >> newsgroup so it's not an http/html problem. > >> > > >> >Do you have a message-id of a message showing this? > >> > >> This URL: <http://docs.FreeBSD.org/cgi/mid.cgi?dtfte05p8b3djcvtbp9o24fqpopbiakosj> > >> shows the mess made of my original post. > > > >The archive shows your post exactly as it was sent. > > I'm amazed. "=" shows as "=3D" and "=3D" as "=3D3D" for me! > Hyphen hyphen space (sig separator) as "--=20". > > >Your mails are > >encoded with quoted-printable, which does encode some characters as you > >indicate. The archive is not corrupted since it displays the mails > >exactly as they were received. > > The browsers I've tried are set to Western (ISO-8859-1). > > >It would be desirable to have the mails in the archive converted from > >quoted-printable into standard 8-bit clean format, but no corruption > >happens. > > The apparent corruption must be visible to many users; can't be just me.
I see this stuff all the time. I have gotten so I just ignore it except when replying or quoting and then I just manually remove the junk. It is a nuisance, but I don't know any good way of getting rid of it. ////jerry > > -- > John. _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"