history of using a comment for display-name?

Sam Roberts <sroberts@uniserve.com> Sun, 11 March 2001 17:28 UTC

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From: Sam Roberts <sroberts@uniserve.com>
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Subject: history of using a comment for display-name?
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Does anybody know when the habit of using a comment after
the addr-spec started? It seems strange to me that
anybody would do that, when RFC 822 already had a way to
associate a phrase with an address.

Did the practice predate the rfc? It seems brain-damaged.

Sam

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