Re: =20

Subject: Re: =20
From: Scott McClare <smcclare -at- DY4 -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 9 Dec 1998 09:10:46 -0500

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Leona L. Magee-Dupree [SMTP:leona -dot- magee-dupree -at- CCBCC -dot- COM]
> Sent: Wednesday, December 09, 1998 8:02 AM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: =20
>What does "=20" mean? I have seen this several times in
>your emails. I'm new to the listserve so I don't know what that means.

It doesn't mean anything. It's actually a newline
metacharacter, a leftover from the encoding process
some persons' mail clients use to make email conform to
Internet standards. Unfortunately, it doesn't always
decode properly, and hence we see loads of annoying=20
gibberish at the end of lines instead of the nice=20
invisible carriage returns that we've come to expect=20
from well-written software. You'll probably notice the
same sort of thing crops up now and then for other
characters, notably quotation marks and apostrophes,
though the number following the = is different.

Take care,


Scott McClare - Technical Writer
DY 4 Systems Inc., Kanata, Ontario, Canada
(613) 599-9199 x502 smcclare -at- dy4 -dot- com
Opinions are my own

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