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Re: Compatibility wit Netnews (was I-D ACTION:draft-resnick-2822upd-01.txt)

2007-04-30 12:27:09

Pete Resnick writes:
I'd rather stick with the liberal syntax for now, and maybe add a note that says, "You SHOULD be conservative in what you generate, as NO-WS-CTLs, quoted-pairs, and specials are known to cause heartburn in some environments (cf. USEFOR)."

+1. Proposed text: «It is RECOMMENDED to use only A-Z, a-z, 0-9, ".", "." and "/" on the left-hand side, and to make the left-hand side at most 64 characters long. Unusual but permitted syntax such as (for example) quoted-pairs are known to cause problems in some contexts.»