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tspecials again

1992-09-22 10:15:13
Well, I just got finished with dealing with ANOTHER interoperability problem
caused by an implementor who innocently forgot to quote parameter strings with
an embedded period in it.  Once again, the string in question was a filename,
the usual

Need I say that the poor fellow was even more confused by the fact that most
MIME implementations happily swallow this in spite of the syntax violation,
simply because it's so common?

I am appalled that this glaring bug in MIME has not been fixed yet.  The
objections to fixing it from certain individuals are that it's a `trivial'
matter.  Well, this `trivial' matter has managed to waste amazing amounts of
time.  Perhaps not to the extent of a Bernstein, but enough to be annoying

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