Wed, 2 Aug 2000 09:50:52 +0200
On Tue, 1 Aug 2000, Sam Roberts wrote:
> If it's email that has this "---------------" string, why not quoted-printable
> encode that string so it looks like "=2D---------------"? qp encoding should
There is no problem with dashed lines and OpenPGP. An openGPG
clearsigned document is simply dash-escaped and while processing this
message (to verify it and remove the armors) an OpenPGP implementation
simply reverst the dash escaping.
However, using those clearsigned messages is depreciated in favor of
RFC2015 (MIME, PGPG).
> be done anyhow, since the internet mail system is notorious for mangling white
> space, changeing "From " to "From" at the beginnings of a line, etc.
You may want to use --escape-from-lines together with cleartext
signatures. This is not OpenPGP conform but most implementations
do it anyway.
> I don't know if this is helpful, but using qp encoding will allow the far-end
> to decode it back, whereas I'm not so sure the "- ---" armoring of a dash
Werner Koch GnuPG key: 621CC013
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