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

2007-04-30 13:29:29

Pete Resnick writes:
So, now I'm beginning to get uneasy about using SHOULD/RECOMMENDED in here. If we want normative language like the above, we should really just remove no-fold-quote (since quoted-string is already allowed in the obs- syntax).

Makes sense to me. Particularly since you can look for a long time before you find no-fold-quote in real message-ids. Standards are supposed to drop unused features as they advance, right?

How about simply:

        Note: There are contexts outside of Internet mail (specifically
        Netnews [ref]) where message identifiers containing NO-WS-CTLs,
        quoted-pairs, and specials on the left-hand side of the "@"
        cause trouble for some implementations. Since messages
        sometimes do traverse contexts, avoiding these on the left-hand
        side of the "@" may be safest for implementations.

Or that.

But intuitively I'm more fond of aligning 2822 non-obs syntax with the syntax most generators use.