Re: kernel mailing list permalinks

From: H. Peter Anvin
Date: Tue Aug 06 2013 - 17:23:48 EST

On 08/06/2013 02:11 PM, Bjorn Helgaas wrote:
>> The above link is also a good example of subtleness: + in a URL means a
>> space character, it has to be escaped as %2B. Particularly a problem in
>> gmail message-ids.
> Ooh, thanks. I wasn't aware of that, and I've certainly constructed
> links that are semi-broken because of this issue. Having the
> permalink in the message footer would avoid that problem.
> I don't know what it would take to implement this. Escaping special
> characters makes it not quite as trivial as I thought it might be.

Part of me wonders if we could/should make the bouncer recognize that a
space character is not a valid part of a Message-ID (I think) and change
it back into a +.

A quoted Message-ID might be weird as heck, but one rarely if ever see
them, I don't know if they are even legal.


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