[Alpine-info] Spaces in address fields
Benjamin R. Haskell
alpine at benizi.com
Thu May 29 09:17:45 PDT 2008
On Thu, 29 May 2008, Eduardo Chappa wrote:
> On Wed, 28 May 2008, Matt Ackeret wrote:
> :) On Wed, 28 May 2008, Benjamin R. Haskell wrote:
> :) > I'm not entirely sure what this is designed to prevent, but in
> :) > address fields, you can't insert a space if the cursor is over a
> :) > space. I prefer to (almost-) always have my name appear as Benjamin
> :) > R. Haskell in outgoing emails, so when responding to emails where
> :) > someone's addressed it to Ben Haskell, I can't do this:
> :) While this problem is interesting and sounds like a bug,
> It is not a bug, but an intentional behavior. You can not insert two
> consecutive spaces in the following headers: From, Reply-To, To, Cc,
> Bcc, Fcc, Lcc, and Attchmnt. This behavior comes from Pine, but I do not
> know why this restriction exists,
I might argue that an intentional behavior with no clear rationale (still
waiting) and negative effects (unintuitive text entry) is a bug.
> one can always get around that restriction, as I did in this message.
I wondered what you meant by that (and I'm curious as to how you did it),
because without full headers shown, your From: header appears as it
usually does (The five/six spaces were conflated into one in Message
View.). That's exactly the behavior I'd prefer for the recent discussion
about folding whitespace, and tabs in headers.
i.e. Your header:
"From: Eduardo Chappa <address>"
showed up as:
"Eduardo Chappa <address>"
and my preference would be that "Subject: This is a spacy subject"
would show up as "Subject: This is a spacy subject"
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