Re: history of using a comment for display-name?

Dave Crocker <dcrocker@brandenburg.com> Sun, 11 March 2001 20:46 UTC

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Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2001 07:45:17 +1100
To: Sam Roberts <sroberts@uniserve.com>
From: Dave Crocker <dcrocker@brandenburg.com>
Subject: Re: history of using a comment for display-name?
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At 04:27 AM 3/12/2001, Sam Roberts wrote:
>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.

RFC822 did not adequately describe name <address> as the required form.  I 
believe that sendmail started the practise of doing address (name).

d/


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