Re: RFC 1522
On Wed, 11 Dec 1996, Erik van der Poel wrote:
> > RFC 1522 is designed for 7-bit channels. If you have an 8-bit
> > channel, there is no reason to use it.
> No, 1522 was designed for something far more restrictive than a simple
> 7-bit channel. It was designed for email headers (e.g. To:, Cc:, From:,
> In these headers, characters such as comma, '<', '>', '(', ')' and so on
> have a special meaning, and there is a *lot* of software out there that
> does stuff with these characters. RFC 1522 has a lot of rules for this
> type of thing.
> So, even if you have an 8-bit email channel, RFC 1522 is needed.
Erik - You are right in what concerns the use of RFC 1522 in email
headers. However, for the problem I was discussing (the use of RFC
1522, and the strange exception for ISO-8859-1, in HTTP 1.1 warnings),
these considerations are not really important. The only thing you
may have to escape in a warning is a CRLF.
- RFC 1522
- From: email@example.com (Erik van der Poel)