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

2018-06-30 16:43:08
Hi John,
At 05:49 PM 29-06-2018, John C Klensin wrote:
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.

The argument when the ABNF was discussed was: "The reader is cautioned that the grammar expressed in the metalanguage is not comprehensive. There are many instances in which provisions in the text constrain or otherwise modify the syntax or semantics implied by the grammar" [1]. The issue is interlinked with "Quoted-string" in what was the RFC 2822 update.

S. Moonesamy

1. Please see Section 2.4 of RFC 5321

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