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1995-03-01 13:05:49
At 12:58 PM 3/1/95, Rick Troth wrote:
       I wrote to one vendor who's mail UA had a real problem with this.
They wouldn't "fix" the program.   I had to complicate the lives of a

I sympathize with that vendor.  The problem is that this fix is actually
the deliberate introduction of non-compliance.  It makes compliant messages
fail so that non-compliant messages succeed.  This makes me afraid, even
given that I've never seen the construct used "the right way".

There's nothing now that tells people that something like:

MIME-Version: 1.0$
X-Mail-User-Agent: MAILBOOK/90.01.01$
Date:         Wed, 01 Mar 95 12:58:52 CST$
From: Rick Troth <TROTH(_at_)UA1VM(_dot_)UA(_dot_)EDU>$
        Hey!  This is important!$
        I'm setting it off with whitespace$
        for extra emphasis!$
To: Steve Dorner <sdorner(_at_)QUALCOMM(_dot_)COM>$
cc: ietf-822(_at_)dimacs(_dot_)rutgers(_dot_)edu$

shouldn't be expected to "work".

I'd feel a lot better about the "fix" if there was somewhere some advice
for composers that CR LF SPACE CR LF, even though legal in headers, be
avoided.  The mailproblems RFC seems to me like a good place for that

Steve Dorner, Qualcomm Incorporated.  "Oog make mission statement."

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