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06-11-2001, 08:30 PM
I have seen this in e-mail html code. Does anyone know what the "3D" is for?

06-11-2001, 08:45 PM
It is a bug(mistake)
And you can see it in your email just because it's a bug

06-13-2001, 02:52 AM
Actually I found out its part of an encoding process pretty much just used for email. I believe it's called quoteable print. It has to do with SMPT only sending 7 of 8 bits data where the 8th bit is a check. Certain characters over 128 can get muddled as well as other characters like = and space.

3D is hex for equal and the "=" is the key the encoding sees just the "%" in URL encoding.

Amazon uses but many others do not.

I can send more detailed and accurate info if you'd like.

07-21-2005, 03:49 PM
This is also used by Gmail.
If you go to 'Hide Options' and click 'show original' for any email with links in it.
And you'll usually see,
Shane ;)