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Re: GIGO/arguable tiny buglet

On Fri, Aug 23, 2002 at 08:40:21PM +0530, Arnt Gulbrandsen wrote:
> Hi,
> zmailer tries to fix up quite a bit of brokenness, including 8-bit text 
> in the headers. Unsurprisingly, a program isn't able to fix all the 
> problems caused by other programs. To test one case:

  Yeah, it is borderline crazy thing to fix..
  Anyway I added the one comparison fix into there, although
  it really isn't a) at a sane place, b) sane code...
  (The header MIME encoder should be inside the router at header
   write-out, not in the transport-agents..)

> telnet localhost 25
> ...
> data
> 354 Start mail input; end with <CRLF>.<CRLF>
> From: Arnt Gulbrandsen <arnt@gulbrandsen.priv.no>
> Subject: test with 
> Cc: ue  <a@b.com>
> To: ue "" <a@b.com>
> Test.
> .
> 250 2.6.0 S280103AbSHWPDl message accepted
> The result looked like this (only the relevant fields shown):
> Subject: test with =?ISO-8859-1?Q?=FC?=
> Cc: ue =?ISO-8859-1?Q?=FC?= <a@b.com>
> To: ue =?ISO-8859-1?Q?"=FC"?= <a@b.com>
> That To field isn't legal. 2047 section 5(3) says " can't be used in an 
> encoded-word in a to field.
> I'm not going to call it a bug, and I wouldn't fix it. IMO it's a case 
> of GIGO. However, others may disagree.
> --Arnt

/Matti Aarnio	<mea@nic.funet.fi>
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