>>>>> "PG" == Project Genesis <email@example.com> writes:
PG> Perhaps 2 and 3 are reversed?
They weren't intended to be in any order.
PG> Anyone can use the convenience of #3 to send an announcement while
PG> using Pine or Eudora to send mail.
Only because those mailers are broken. You should always be allowed to add
header lines. (Warning: I know nothing about Pine and Eudora.) Still,
they must be supported because people use them.
PG> #3 was not part of 1.93.
It's supposed to be, but it's not working right at the moment. That's what
started the current discussion.
PG> As I understood 1.93 (from the perspective of an active list-manager
PG> who doesn't know PERL and never looked at the code), any line
PG> immediately following the Approved: which also began with a single word
PG> followed by a colon was assumed to be a header - the first line that
PG> began with a word _not_ followed by a colon was considered the first
PG> line of the message body.
And that's an ambiguity. Why should I not be able to start a message with
"From:" or "Subject:". Don't say not to do that, because eventually
PG> Actually, for some reason it also considered a line beginning with
PG> blank space to be part of the header, so you couldn't indent the first
PG> line of the first paragraph of a message.
That was a bug that's been fixed.
Brock's idea of using of the first blank line after Approved: as the start
of the approved body seems good to me.
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