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[spf-discuss] Re: [spf-devel] Re: Upcoming new test-suite release

2007-12-06 15:14:20
On Thu, 6 Dec 2007, Julian Mehnle wrote:

Since this isn't obvious, there should be a test case for both (with
and without trailing dot).

But what are the chances of an implementation throwing PermError on
"a:museum" but not on "a:museum."?

This is a test suite.  Such considerations do not apply.  Ideally, all
bizarre wrong behaviour should be flagged.  In practice, we can't hit it all.
But deliberately throwing out a case we actually thought of, just
because we feel no one would make that mistake, is a silly mistake.  The very
act of making *that* silly mistake will cause someone else to make the other
mistake, via a quantum mechanical application of Murphy's Law.

I'll go ahead and add the trailing dot case, if you are *sure* that both
should be permerror.  The inconsistency is very ugly, but I suppose it
can't be helped.  At least these are corner cases.

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