Commit 4ff78eae authored by Rocco Rutte's avatar Rocco Rutte

Documentation updates for format=flowed

parent 505d282b
......@@ -4,6 +4,7 @@ mutt. Please read this file carefully when upgrading your installation.
The keys used are:
!: modified feature, -: deleted feature, +: new feature
! improved f=f support wraps lines at $wrap if $wrap is not 0
+ $wrap (>0 wraps at $wrap, <0 = $wrapmargin)
+ $assumed_charset, $attach_charset, $ignore_linear_white_space
+ $save_history, $history_file (save history across sessions)
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......@@ -1243,10 +1243,27 @@ before calling the editor).
After editing the initial message text and before entering
the compose menu, mutt properly space-stuffes the message.
<emphasis>Space-stuffing</emphasis> is required by RfC3676 defining
<literal>format=flowed</literal> and means to prepend a space to all
lines starting with a space and lines starting with the word
<literal>From</literal> (followed by space). All leading spaces are to
be removed by receiving clients to restore the original message.
<literal>format=flowed</literal> and means to prepend a space to:
</para>
<itemizedlist>
<listitem><para>all lines starting with a space</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>lines starting with the word ``<literal>From</literal>''
followed by space</para></listitem>
<listitem><para>all lines starting with ``<literal>&gt;</literal>'' which
is not intended to be a quote character</para></listitem>
</itemizedlist>
<para>
All leading spaces are to be removed by receiving clients to restore
the original message.
</para>
<para>
<emphasis role="bold">Note</emphasis> that mutt only support space-stuffing
for the first two types of lines but not for the third: It is impossible to
safely detect whether a leading <literal>&gt;</literal> character starts a
quote or not.
</para>
</sect3>
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