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Re: [Nmh-workers] Quoted printable problem

From: Lyndon Nerenberg
Subject: Re: [Nmh-workers] Quoted printable problem
Date: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:04:35 -0800

On 2012-12-17, at 3:23 PM, Ken Hornstein wrote:

> Seems like adhering to
> Postel's law here is reasonable. 

That is NOT what Jon was talking about.  The "be liberal" mantra meant "do not 
crash and burn when presented with crap."  He NEVER meant "try to second guess 
the other guys stupidity."  He was talking in the context of "the IMPs should 
not tip over and take out the entire network when presented with a malformed 
network packet."  Dodgy packets were not uncommon in the early ARPANET when 
people were still developing the network stacks.

As for what other mailers do, they are not MH and we are not them.  We don't 
need to emulate their stupidity.  

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