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Re: Date in mail headers

Olaf Weber <infovore@xs4all.nl> writes:

> RFC822 would be the appropriate one here, and it does impose some
> restrictions regarding what can and cannot be a date header:


> So it certainly looks like Orn needs to fix his mailer.

RFC2047 is also applicable - it's responsible to the mangled addresses
you see sometimes if you MUA isn't aware of the proposed standard.
However, I don't think it should be applied to Date: headers.

Also, I note that RFC822 defines the day part of a date as only the
English names, not something like "Mið" (however that turns out when
TM and various MTA's get done with it).  And the only valid
non-numeric time zones are: UT GMT EST EDT CST CDT MST MDT PST PDT, or
a single letter except J (not "BST").

RFC822 also seems to have a year-2000 bug.

      Carey Evans  <*>  http://home.clear.net.nz/pages/c.evans/

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