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My emails are unreadable in the archives

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 23:17:25 +0100 (BST)

I have noticed in the email archives that my emails from this address are not displayed properly.  See, for example, a message in the Haxx archive <http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2012-08/0169.shtml> and in the Apache archive <http://mail-archives.apache.org/mod_mbox/subversion-dev/201208.mbox/%3C1344997351.20750.YahooMailNeo%40web87704.mail.ir2.yahoo.com%3E>. Technically, it looks like there is not just a single problem, but a combination of two or more issues.  It looks like Yahoo Web Mail is over-zealous(and perhaps wrong, I'm not sure)in encoding the message text, in end-of-line handling at least, and both of these archives seem to be weak (and perhaps broken, I'm not sure) at decoding it, in different ways.  I blame both Yahoo for not being conservative in what it sends, and the archives for not being liberal in what they understand.  I won't hold my breath for Yahoo to fix their end, and while in theory I could help improve the open-source archive software, I don't plan to. Mainly I want to apologize for the inconvenience, and to say that I am looking to stop using this email interface ASAP.  Unfortunately I've been using it for nearly a year now. - Julian -- Subversion Live 2012 - 2 Days: training, networking, demos & more! http://bit.ly/NgUaRi Certified & Supported Apache Subversion Downloads: http://www.wandisco.com/subversion/download
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