Re: empty quoted strings and other oddities

Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu> Thu, 03 October 2002 13:18 UTC

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From: Keith Moore <moore@cs.utk.edu>
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> >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.

nah, they could implment RFC 1149 and use IP address literals.

Keith