Re: empty quoted strings and other oddities

"Charles Lindsey" <chl@clw.cs.man.ac.uk> Thu, 03 October 2002 11:13 UTC

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In <200210021226.g92CQA026275@astro.cs.utk.edu> Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu> writes:

>> Also, in this case 2822 seems to be alone in permitting
>> that syntax, which is not permitted by 2821 or 1123.

>well, what is valid for the message format is not necessarily
>valid for SMTP - since the message format is transport-independent
>while SMTP is associated with specific transports.

Indeed. In some transport systems, the domain literal might be interpreted
as the serial number of the loft that the carrier pigeon was supposed to
fly to.

And jbloggs@[] could be taken as an indication to the transport (not an
RFC 2821-compliant one, of course) that "I haven't a clue how jbloggs is
to be reached, but if you can figure out a way to get it to him, then
please do so".

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