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Re: 2822upd-06 submitted
In <GH3zl9fpebZIJAhAwAEAvw.md5@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> Arnt Gulbrandsen <arnt@xxxxxxxx> writes:
>My position (at the end of a longish offline thread) is that
>1. Sending anything other than colon-space is stupid. I know - I used an
>MTA that did it for years. People write careless perl scripts to
>process mail and colon-tab or just-colon gives those scripts
>2. Some people do it (even after careful thought) and 2822-upd is not
>the kind of document that should render thoughtful, compliant
>I'd like to see a new document that says "here's what you shouldn't do,
>even though 822 and its successors have allowed it for decades, and
>even though some people like to do it". (colon-space, multi-address
>from, etc.) But such a document has to start at PS. 2822-upd isn't that
Maybe, but that could be a long time a-coming.
Surely it is better to include a non-normative NOTE to cover issues like
this, where one wishes to discourage 'stupid' behaviour (especially where
it might cause interoperability with other protocols), but where there are
good reasons (as here) not to go so far as a SHOULD NOT.
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