chl at clerew.man.ac.uk
Mon Jul 28 12:18:09 PDT 2003
In <20030728132219.GW88537 at finch-staff-1.thus.net> "Clive D.W. Feather" <clive at demon.net> writes:
>I'm unsure where we got to here - my mailbox contains a brief exchange
>between you and Charles.
>Can I please have definitive answers to each of the following:
>(1) Can a header line be folded between the colon and the first space?
In RFC2822 yes, in Usefor no, but SHOULD accept.
>(2) Can an unfolded header line end with white space?
Yes (but be warned that non-compliant agents might remove it)
>(3) Can a header line be folded twice between two non-white space
> characters, so that a post-folding line contains only white space?
No (neither in RFC2822 nor in Usefor)
>(4) Can folding occur after a white space character, so that a post-folding
> line ends with white space?
Yes (warning as above)
>I can then craft appropriate wording and rewrite the syntax if necessary.
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