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Re: Mail Data termination

2011-08-16 19:06:48

Keith Moore wrote:
On Aug 16, 2011, at 6:29 PM, Hector Santos wrote:

Agree. I just wanted to show at least the one way found why/how it can happen, 
otherwise, with my tendency to give everyone the benefit of the doubt first, I 
would still be pulling my hair on this one. :)

There are some other insight to this, that IMV is worthy of implementation 
notes, but yes, I agree, the SMTP client MUST escape the dot lines if its not 
the true end of data marker.

This is not a new problem; I've occasionally seen clients that botched this 
ever since the mid-1980s.  (which is to say, ever since I first had anything to 
do with SMTP).

I'm not sure how implementation notes would help here.   If client implementors 
can't be bothered to read the spec, why would they read the implementation 

maybe we need to make the protocol more complicated so that they have to do so 

Ok, I can see your position, therefore we should use this principle to reduce, eliminate all WG, IETF/IETF reviews, conflicts, strong passions that delay progress when in fact, no one really need to follow anything standard or put in the sweat to at least try and all software really just need to follow one principle:

    Be 100% liberal in what you receive, and don't worry about being
    very conservative in what you send.



Hector Santos

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