Re: [ietf-smtp] Stray <LF> in the middle of messages

Valdis Kl ē tnieks <valdis.kletnieks@vt.edu> Fri, 12 June 2020 04:59 UTC

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On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 09:37:13 -0400, Hector Santos said:

> But there has to be a more practical "ergonomic UI" reason and it
> probably started with how the terminal/client application worked
> and/or was configured to

There *has* to be?  Why, exactly?

You're assuming facts not in evidence.  The fact that an ASR-33 (and by
extension, anything modeling one) needed both a CR and a LF to Do The Right
Thing was *quite* sufficient on its own merits to make that the default
end-of-line indicator for TELNET even when the network was still running NCP
and not IPv4, and there was never sufficient reason to change from that.