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Re: (lack of) message header field ordering

2005-03-13 15:43:13

Tony Finch writes:
It might confuse software that analyses Received: fields, causing it to fail to find all of them.


However there is plenty of software out there which already interleaves other fields amongst Received: fields, so robust code already has to cope with it.

Right now, it's sensible to consider only the received fields before the first other field, and assume that any later fields have been processed by a nonstandard randomizer.

The proposal seems to invalidate that simple heuristic.