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Re: Case sensitivity on the LHS
This one should be lively.
Why not? Everything else is.
Most email users don't know that the LHS is case-sensitive, and
probably guess that it isn't because the RHS (the domain name) is
not. Further, there are some mail systems and gateways that do case
conversion on the LHS.
If we simplify IMAA to make the LHS case-insensitive, it will
probably match the expectations of users better.
It would also mean that we could reuse Nameprep instead of using our
own Stringprep profile. There are other reasons why this might be
good listed in the IMAA document. But to do so would go against the
spirit of the standards on which IMAA rests, namely 2821 and 2822
(and 821 and 822 before them).
Purity or modernity?
--Paul Hoffman, Director
--Internet Mail Consortium
I am open to arguments otherwise, but at present, my vote would be to
make the LHS case-insensitive. In fact, I don't understand the
reasoning behind considering case-sensitive in the first place. Would
someone be so kind as to point out the benefit(s) of having an email
address of Tedd@xxxxxxxxxxxx being different than tedd@xxxxxxxxxxxx?
To me, it just doesn't make any sense -- or do I not understand the