[reportlab-users] Has PageCompression changed from RL12 to RL22?

Roberto Alsina ralsina at netmanagers.com.ar
Mon Oct 27 20:06:58 EDT 2008

On Monday 27 October 2008 19:59:19 Paolo G. Cantore wrote:

> Historically we used no encoding and most of the traffic is still

> unencoded. This works for more than 80% of our users.


> I agree totally with you about base64 encoding. But it's a big

> mess to deal with so different beasts as firewalls, spamfilters,

> virus scanning programs, mail servers and mail clients.


> We could not find a generally usable encoding method. Some

> costumers complained of base64 encoding others of zip

> encoding and others of no encoding.


> I appreciate your suggestion to use base64 as the standard

> encoding when moving to Reportlab 2.2. Maybe this way

> we'll reach 85% - 90% of our customers. I'll give it a try.

What exactly are your clients reading mail with that can't handle MIME
messages with base64 encoding?

There has not been a email client released in the last 10 (probably 14) years
that doesn't support that.

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