Re: [Evolution] "Why I hate Outlook"

Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:

btw, what's so evil about a semicolon? :)

Uh, it doesn't do what you think it does?

better than ILOVEYOU :-)

That at least did what its author intended it to.

        To: John <jsk29 cornell edu>; evolution helixcode com

is garbage -- that doesn't parse, according to RFC 822, because there
was no ":" before the addr-spec.  You wanted a comma there.  The only
legal non-quoted use of ";" is to terminate a "group" of addresses,

        To: some losers: loser one, loser two; someone else

but of course just about no MUA in the world correctly parses that
latter form correctly either, so basically, using a ";" in an address
field is painting a big old kick-me sign on your back.

Mmmm, more RFC822 landmines...

Jamie Zawinski
jwz jwz org   
jwz dnalounge com

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