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[ietf-smtp] FWD: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC5321 (5414)

2018-06-29 19:50:07
Anyone have comments on this?  I don't remember whether there
was a reason it was done the way it was or if that was just a
dumb ABNF error.


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Date: Friday, June 29, 2018 15:30 -0700
From: RFC Errata System <rfc-editor(_at_)rfc-editor(_dot_)org>
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Cc: romer(_at_)apple(_dot_)com, rfc-editor(_at_)rfc-editor(_dot_)org
Subject: [Technical Errata Reported] RFC5321 (5414)

The following errata report has been submitted for RFC5321,
"Simple Mail Transfer Protocol".

You may review the report below and at:

Type: Technical
Reported by: David Romerstein <romer(_at_)apple(_dot_)com>

Section: 4.1.2

Original Text
Quoted-string  = DQUOTE *QcontentSMTP DQUOTE

Corrected Text
Quoted-string  = DQUOTE 1*QcontentSMTP DQUOTE

As written, this allows for an email envelope recipient
(Forward-path) with a NULL value for the local part of their
address. This is a functional departure from similar wording in
the preceding RFC 821, which defines quoted-string in such a way
as to require at least one character that is not one of the
surrounding quotation marks.

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RFC5321 (draft-klensin-rfc2821bis-11)
Title               : Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
Publication Date    : October 2008
Author(s)           : J. Klensin
Category            : DRAFT STANDARD
Source              : IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area                : N/A
Stream              : IETF
Verifying Party     : IESG

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