encoded messages in the ADS-L Digest

Douglas G. Wilson douglas at NB.NET
Sat Jan 3 06:21:28 UTC 2004

>But if you have WinZip (or any UU-decoder), and you really want to see what
>Gerald has to say, do this:
>--Highlight the gibberish.
>--Copy and paste it into a new text file (using Notepad or your favorite text
>--Save the text file as Whatever.UU
>--Open Whatever.UU with the UU-decoder.  (If you have Winzip, in the file-open
>dialog under Files of Type select Encoded Files.)

I receive the messages fine.

However in the Web archive they are gobbledegook.

The above method works on the Web archive items for me.

However I presume that the archive searchability will be compromised.

Perhaps it would be better to eschew this encoding.

-- Doug Wilson

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