>>>>> "Bernardo" == Bernardo Höhl <email@hidden> writes:
Bernardo> But this site http://www.remote.org/jochen/mail/info/chars.html, says
Bernardo> it shouldn't be allowed...
That guy is smokin' something. He recognizes that RFC822 exists, but
he says "why this character" and "why that character", trying to
out-think and disbelieve the standards bodies. Ignore the site.
Bernardo> RFC822 allows for spaces, as long are the are double quoted. Have you
Bernardo> guys ever seen such email strings around?
It's not a matter of "have you seen". The problem is that it can occur.
But if you're going by what I've seen... I've seen gateway addresses
like "foo bar bletch"@gateway.machine.example.com. And it would
change the meaning to delete those spaces.
Why is it so hard to understand "respect the spec"? Are you all
working for Microsoft now? :)
What if we suddenly went back to a world without encoding types
because "I've never needed an umlauted O, so let's force everyone to
use a normal O"? That's what you're saying by saying "well, has
anyone seen X?" The standard allows for the flexibility needed by
some people whom you may never meet, but will call your software
*broken* when they can't use *what they need*, and what is promised
them by the spec.
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