[Foundation-l] [OT] Four tildes

Brian McNeil brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org
Sun Nov 18 14:18:47 UTC 2007

Thomas Dalton wrote:

>> It is not "double-hyphen" but "double-hyphen, double-space and
>> carriage return". A certain RFC defined it so I heard but it could be
>> an urban-myth ...
>That's for emails. A carriage return before every sig would be chaos
>for a wiki talk page.

Very few of the more modern email clients work per that spec, and I recall
it from the Usenet RFC. There, it works. When you write "-- " (single space)
on a line on its own everything below is treated as a signature and stripped
by another Usenet client when a reply is sent.

Brian McNeil

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