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rfc822 structured headers

In article <45jukb$4ao@netline-fddi.jpl.nasa.gov>,
Marc Jordan  <Jeffery.M.Jordan@jpl.nasa.gov> wrote:
>Message-ID:  NL <823498729384*somex.400address@x400.jpl.nasa.gov>
>
>where the "NL" is the new line. My interperetation is that the RFC allows
>this becaause the NL and CR characters are part of normal whitespace as
>long as they are not together. Any comments???

Bare LF is not a LWSP-char (linear white space character) in RFC
822.  This header field is syntactically illegal.

[ Of course, many, many mail systems for Unix gratuitously convert
between CRLF and bare LF, and will consider the above a legal,
folded line.  This does not mean that it is. ]

Tim.
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Tim Goodwin   | "I'm not sure that displaying knowledge of MS-DOS
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Original headers:

From: tim@pipex.net (Tim Goodwin)
Newsgroups: comp.mail.headers
Subject: Re: rfc822 structured headers
Date: 13 Oct 1995 15:43:10 GMT
Organization: Unipalm PIPEX
Message-ID: <45m1ee$fbk@wave.news>
References: <45jukb$4ao@netline-fddi.jpl.nasa.gov>

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