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Re: Compatibility wit Netnews (was I-D ACTION:draft-resnick-2822upd-01.txt)
On 4/27/07 at 7:02 PM +0000, Charles Lindsey wrote:
In <463128C8.6B13@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Frank Ellermann
For the <msg-id> I'd like to see a syntax also working in NetNews...
Indeed, the Message-ID is the principal feature of RFC 2822 which
could not be incorporated into Netnews as it stood.
I had a look at the USEFOR doc, and given how complicated msg-id
syntax still is, I can't say I'm terribly inclined to start adopting
it. If USEFOR had come to consensus to completely remove the
no-fold-quote construct, I'd be a little more inclined. But things
like the "dot-doubling" worry me. (For example, as it stands, all of
the following are still legal msg-ids under USEFOR:
I don't think that's so much of an improvement.) I'd rather stick
with the liberal syntax for now, and maybe add a note that says, "You
SHOULD be conservative in what you generate, as NO-WS-CTLs,
quoted-pairs, and specials are known to cause heartburn in some
environments (cf. USEFOR)."
Pete Resnick <http://www.qualcomm.com/~presnick/>