About the "Face" field in message headers. (No, not X-Face)

Discussion in 'NZ Computing' started by Fierce Guppy, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. Fierce Guppy

    Fierce Guppy Guest

    Thunderbird users with the MessageFaces plugin enabled can render
    colour "Face" icons. Mesnews users can display them, too. (Damn good
    newsreader that, and yet it is made in France :-/ ). Anyway, out with
    X-Face, in with Face.
     
    Fierce Guppy, Dec 16, 2007
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  2. Messages in non-binary USENET groups are not supposed to have binary
    attachments.
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 17, 2007
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  3. Fierce Guppy

    Dave Taylor Guest

    IIRC they are hex strings in the header.
     
    Dave Taylor, Dec 17, 2007
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  4. Fierce Guppy

    Fierce Guppy Guest

    Lawrence D'Oliveiro has brought this to us :
    Since you regard data in the X-Face and Face header fields as binary
    attachments, then where on this forum have previously whined about
    them?
    Did you not know of their existence until now?
     
    Fierce Guppy, Dec 17, 2007
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  5. So putting the extra junk for the newsreader to pull down at the start of
    the message is supposed to make it better?
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 17, 2007
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  6. Fierce Guppy

    EMB Guest

    It's less of a bandwidth overhead than bothering to read your posts. ;-)
     
    EMB, Dec 17, 2007
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  7. Or replying to them?
     
    Lawrence D'Oliveiro, Dec 17, 2007
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