[ietf-dkim] Re: from'less 2822 messages
johnl at iecc.com
Fri Jan 25 21:13:52 PST 2008
> John, do you write code?
Quite a lot of it, actually. Watch out or I'll tell you about the
Fortran 77 compiler and runtime library I wrote, and in particular all the
kludges you need to parse Fortran properly.
> The current draft is completely silent on this issue.
Standards track RFCs are consistently silent about what you do with stuff
that's outside the spec. For example, look at RFCs 2045 through 2049
which describe MIME mail. They say a lot about what MIME conformant mail
is, but the only thing they say about broken MIME is don't do that. In
2049 there's quite a bit about how to code defensively to avoid having
stuff broken by common buggy mail systems, not what to do with stuff that
shows up broken.
It wouldn't be harmful to say "This only applies to 822 or 2822
conformatnt messages", but it would be redundant.
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