Re: mailserver scheme, third round

>Just a random thought: RFC822 does not require a space to follow the
>delimiting colon of a field name.  So, does this mean that your example
>merely describes a Subject field without a leading space?  Or does it
>mean that the mailserver URL should always cause a space to be added
>in the final message?

Neither. It means that, even though most of us are used to seeing things
like "Subject: list" in our mail clients, people should not create URLs
like <mailserver://>. The leading space (which
must be encoded) is superfluous, and may be confusing to some mail servers
who expect no leading whitespace in the Subject header.

--Paul Hoffman
--Proper Publishing

Received on Monday, 16 January 1995 15:32:03 UTC