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Author leromarinvit
Recipients barry, ggenellina, ishimoto, jafo, kael, leromarinvit, r.david.murray, tkikuchi, tlynn, tony_nelson
Date 2010-04-10.14:46:05
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I got bitten by this too. In addition to not decoding encoded words without whitespace after them, it throws an exception if there is a valid encoded word later in the string and the first encoded word is followed by something that isn't a hex number:

>>> decode_header('aaa=?iso-8859-1?q?bbb?=xxx asdf =?iso-8859-1?q?jkl?=')
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<stdin>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/email/", line 93, in decode_header
    dec = email.quoprimime.header_decode(encoded)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/email/", line 336, in header_decode
    return re.sub(r'=\w{2}', _unquote_match, s)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/", line 150, in sub
    return _compile(pattern, 0).sub(repl, string, count)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/email/", line 324, in _unquote_match
    return unquote(s)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.5/email/", line 106, in unquote
    return chr(int(s[1:3], 16))
ValueError: invalid literal for int() with base 16: 'xx'

I think it should join the encoded words with the surrounding text if there's no whitespace in between. That seems to be consistent with what the non-RFC-compliant MUAs out there mean when they send such things.

Reverting the change from Issue 1582282 doesn't seem to be a good idea, since it was introduced in response to problems with mailman (see Instead of leaving "Sm=?ISO-8859-1?B?9g==?=rg=?ISO-8859-1?B?5Q==?=sbord" as it is, my patch converts it to [('Sm\xf6rg\xe5sbord', 'iso-8859-1')]. This shouldn't reintroduce the problem mailman was having while fixing ours.
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