• CRLF

    From Carlos Navarro@VERT to digital man on Sun Mar 13 14:01:07 2022
    Hi Rob,

    I've noticed that SBBSecho generates packed messages with CRLF at the end of every line in the body text (excluding kludges, fortunately), though most FTN software only puts a CR.

    It's not really an issue, as FTS-1 says that CR marks the end of paragraphs but LF should be ignored. However, is there a reason for having that extra LF in packed messages?

    Carlos

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  • From Digital Man@VERT to Carlos Navarro on Sun Mar 13 13:26:22 2022
    Re: CRLF
    By: Carlos Navarro to digital man on Sun Mar 13 2022 02:01 pm

    Hi Rob,

    I've noticed that SBBSecho generates packed messages with CRLF at the end of every line in the body text (excluding kludges, fortunately), though most FTN software only puts a CR.

    It's not really an issue, as FTS-1 says that CR marks the end of paragraphs but LF should be ignored. However, is there a reason for having that extra LF in packed messages?

    It's not SBBSecho that's putting the LF in there, it's the message editor being used or SBBS. SBBSecho has the option to strip line-feeds from outgoing messages, but by default that option is false/off:
    https://wiki.synchro.net/config:sbbsecho.ini#root_section

    CR/LF is the MS-DOS standard for text file line termination and Synchronet originated as an DOS progarm, so I suppose that would be the reason why their are linefeeds in Synchronet message body text.

    Per FTS-1, "All linefeeds, 0AH, [in packed messages] should be ignored.", so they should have no adverse impact to any FTN software.
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  • From Carlos Navarro@VERT to Digital Man on Tue Mar 22 17:11:40 2022
    13 Mar 2022 13:26, you wrote to me:

    I've noticed that SBBSecho generates packed messages with CRLF at
    the end of every line in the body text (excluding kludges,
    fortunately), though most FTN software only puts a CR.

    It's not really an issue, as FTS-1 says that CR marks the end of
    paragraphs but LF should be ignored. However, is there a reason for
    having that extra LF in packed messages?

    It's not SBBSecho that's putting the LF in there, it's the message
    editor being used or SBBS.

    Ok, I don't know Synchronet well. So SBBSecho generates packets with CRLF because it doesn't remove LFs (by default, as you you tell me below).

    SBBSecho has the option to strip line-feeds
    from outgoing messages, but by default that option is false/off: https://wiki.synchro.net/config:sbbsecho.ini#root_section

    Ok. My tosser also doesn't strip LFs by default. One of my (up)links doesn't strip them either (other one does). That's why I could detect this.

    CR/LF is the MS-DOS standard for text file line termination and
    Synchronet originated as an DOS progarm, so I suppose that would be
    the reason why their are linefeeds in Synchronet message body text.

    I understand.

    Per FTS-1, "All linefeeds, 0AH, [in packed messages] should be
    ignored.", so they should have no adverse impact to any FTN software.

    AFAIK only the Aftershock app has issues with LFs, if they are present in the kludges. SBBS does not put LFs there, so problem.

    Carlos

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