small bug in all reports

Julian Field mailscanner at
Tue Feb 17 19:50:14 GMT 2004

Does that mean I can use "-- " (with the space) as I am not setting any
"Format=flowed" headers?
Out of context I don't understand what they are saying.

At 19:43 17/02/2004, you wrote:
>Hash: RIPEMD160
>Julian Field wrote:
>>At 18:31 17/02/2004, you wrote:
>>>It seems the sig seperator is wrong in all reports over all languages. I
>>>didn't check them all, but some across, and they all had the same small
>>>The sig separator is "-- ", not "--".
>>The sig separator is supposed to be "-- ". It's in an RFC somewhere...
>"-- " is the signature seperator used in USENET messages this sperator
>is invalid for Email. Please see:
> --> 4.3
>"4.3.  Usenet Signature Convention
>    There is a convention in Usenet news of using "-- " as the separator
>    line between the body and the signature of a message.  When
>    generating a Format=Flowed message containing a Usenet-style
>    separator before the signature, the separator line is sent as-is.
>    This is a special case; an (optionally quoted) line consisting of
>    DASH DASH SP is not considered flowed."
>Furter Down section 5 states
>"5.  ABNF
>    The constructs used in Text/Plain; Format=Flowed body parts are
>    described using [ABNF], including the Core Rules:"
>        "sig-sep       = [quote] "--" SP CRLF"
>I hope this helps
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