[Oberon] syntax for eaddress implemented in ETHNO

Aubrey.McIntosh at Alumni.UTexas.Net Aubrey.McIntosh at Alumni.UTexas.Net
Thu Oct 7 21:03:50 MEST 2010

In the mid 90s I supported an eMail based help group, and used an
Oberon front end.  I read the RFCs closely.  It turns out that a FQDN
in fact can end in a dot "." and that this has implications on whether
the relaying software needs to try to complete an address or not.  The
dot terminated address does not need additional processing to
determine whether it is local or fully global, and so it should be the
preferred form.

On the other hand, anything in balanced parentheses, "(" stuff ")" is
a comment, can appear anywhere, and is very badly broken in most
mainstream email systems.

On Thu, Oct 7, 2010 at 12:46 PM,  <peasthope at shaw.ca> wrote:
> Folk,
> According to a mailing list reader, messages I send have a syntax error.
> Specifically, the local-part of the Message-id ends with ".", violating
> RFC specifications.  Reference  "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_address"
> and "http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5321#section-4.1.2".
> Appears that the last Strings.AppendCh(id, ".") in Mail.SendMsgId should not
> be there.  I didn't check whether the code was adopted into A2.
> The person who reported the error explained that it causes a problem for
> his mail to news gateway; it shouldn't be dismissed as harmless.
> Any comments about this before I assign it to the bug list for
> "ETH Oberon / PC Native 05.01.2003"?
> Thanks,             ... Peter E.
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