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Re: Comments on Malformed Message BCP draft
On 4/15/2011 7:09 PM, ned+ietf-822@xxxxxxxxxxx wrote:
More like "almost always". I estimate we average one complaint that turns out
to be message maformation every week or two, and it's been this way for almost
two decades. But despite the fact we as a matter of policy *always* push back
saying "fix the actual problem", I can't recall more than a handful of cases
where this resulted in the actual problem being tracked down and fixed.
Workarounds are a lot easier than, say, getting a printer manufacturer
to update their firmware so it doesn't produce this content-type header:
Receive-side workarounds, rather than rejections of protocol/format violations,
seems to be an inherent state of affairs for apps protocols. No one likes that
fact, but no one has come up with a way to change the reality.