[antispam-f] Re: Tab in 'From:'

  • From: Mark J <Mark@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: antispam@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 27 Oct 2006 09:20:14 +0100

In message <441d1f7c4e.harriet@xxxxxxxxxx>
          Harriet Bazley <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> On 26 Oct 2006 as I do recall,
>           Mark J wrote:
> > In message <d364787b4e.harriet@xxxxxxxxxx>
> >           Harriet Bazley <lists@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> [snip tab trap]
> > I've also found them in the Date line. I've been using the simpler
> > INSTR(h$,CHR$(9)) in readiness for when the TAB moves...
> > 
> Yes, but tab characters at the start of a line (i.e. appearing in the
> unmodified h$) are perfectly legal in continuation headers!   :-(

So I've learned; but, as a Grumpy, I couldn't think of any reason why
any rational person would want to use it. I hadn't given it much
thought since I was previously pulling them out by a timezone rule. 

Out of curiosity - I did ponder your rule, but does not
MID$(h$,LEN(k$+":")+1) leave d$? I had thought to use d$, but was
unsure when that leading space was added, and where the TAB was in
relation to it - whether the generating of d$ would strip it off or
not. I haven't got one to look at...


E.Mark Jolliffe

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