How to set wrap for textmode
Nick Andriash <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sun May 6 01:42:02 2001
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On May 5, 2001, at 10:29:23 AM, Johan Wevers wrote:
>>If GnuPG, like PGP, signs the Text prior to the Client Editor invoking
>>it's word wrap, then the signatures will fail verification because the
>>text has been altered (wrapped in this case) *after* GPG has signed the
JW> Client's editors invoked by mailreaders should not do such things
JW> without asking.
I'm not sure if I explained myself properly. When you draft a message and
send it, it has to be wrapped, does it not? That wrapping in most cases
(TB!'s WYSIWYG Editor uses hard returns so there is no behind the scenes
editing) takes place *after* the message is sent, and again in most cases,
after it has also been signed. Result? Failed signatures.
JW> It's nut gnupg's responisbility to bypass the bugs of other editors or
No, but if GPG is going to sign the message before it's wrapped, then the
signature will fail because the text has been altered. GPG must then
account for that by somehow making sure nothing happens to the text once
it's been signed... which is where a feature like PGP's wrapping comes
JW> And besides that, the sender of a message can't know how the receiver
JW> will wrap. If he's affraid about that he should format the message
JW> himself before signing.
But how does he do that if the formatting of the message doesn't take
place until after he's hit the Send button? Perhaps this kind of thing
doesn't take place in Unix style Mail Clients. <shrug>
JW> BTW, is this "feature" new in the NAI windows pgp versions? I can't find
JW> it in any 2.x version.
Hmmm? It's been in all the 6.x versions that I know of, and GnuPGShell has
a similar feature for use with GPG.
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