>From the latest draft, draft-ietf-822ext-mime-imb-01.txt:
>22.214.171.124. Representation of Line Breaks
>The canonical form of any MIME text type MUST represent a line
>break as a CRLF sequence. Similarly, any occurrence of CRLF
>in text MUST represent a line break. Use of CR and LF outside
>of line break sequences is also forbidden.
>This rule applies regardless of format or character set or
CRLF is defined elsewhere as being the exact octet sequence 0x0D 0x0A.
This was all discussed on the ietf-822 mailing list at some length, and the
consensus seemed to be that this was a necessary evil for compatibility
with existing software. I would have preferred a different approach, but
that's not how it turned out.
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