[ILUG] Re: How To Ask Questions The Smart Way
kehoea at parhasard.net
Sun Sep 9 14:51:14 IST 2001
> > Wow. I know esr makes a big deal about how he's an old-time hacker
> > (relatively speaking) and all, but really. MIME's been established for
> > quite a while now, and if his mailer doesn't handle it, maybe /he/
> > needs to be asking a few questions of his own...
> Nice straw man you have, there.
> Since when does use of MIME in e-mail require Quoted-Printable encoding?
It doesn't require it, but support for MIME does imply support for
Quoted-Printable. Cf. rfc 1521 .
(One thing that pisses me off about ESR is the assumption of some kind
of hacker hive mind implicit in stuff like `It sometimes looks like
we're hostile to newbies and the ignorant. But this isn't really
true.' Me, there's days when I'm hostile to newbies and the
ignorant. Not that I qualify for this hive-mind, anyway.)
`... when the elephant man broke strong men's necks, when he'd had too
many Powers, ...'
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