Re: MIME encoding

Bruno Tilgner (
Sat, 29 Aug 1998 19:30:37 -0400

Bjoern Gimle wrote:

>This is the MIME encoding of characters that may possibly get lost on
>the net. The middle letter of my first name is ASCII code 246 (hex F6)
>and is encode (equal sign)F6. Since the equal sign is a kind of ESCape,
>it by itself must be encoded (equal sign)3D. Trailing spaces are
>(equal sign)20.

I am frequently annoyed by this behaviour of MIME. After all, the equal
sign and blanks (trailing, leading or in the middle) are perfectly
legal ASCII characters. No need to encode them.

Bruno Tilgner
48.85N 2.2E