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RFC 5322, "Internet Message Format", October 2008

Source of RFC: IETF - NON WORKING GROUP
Area Assignment: app

Errata ID: 1766
Status: Verified
Type: Editorial

Reported By: Nick Levinson
Date Reported: 2009-04-16
Verifier Name: Alexey Melnikov
Date Verified: 2010-03-24

Section 3.4.1 says:

If the
string can be represented as a dot-atom (that is, it contains no
characters other than atext characters or "." surrounded by atext
characters), then the dot-atom form SHOULD be used and the quoted-
string form SHOULD NOT be used.

It should say:

If the
string can be represented as a dot-atom (that is, it contains no 
characters other than atext characters or one or more of "." 
surrounded by atext characters), then the dot-atom form SHOULD 
be used and the quoted-string form SHOULD NOT be used.

Notes:

Based on sec. 3.2.3 ("dot-atom = [CFWS] dot-atom-text [CFWS]" (brackets so in original) & "dot-atom-text = 1*atext *('.' 1*atext)") and on appx. A.1.2 (the example "john.q.public@example.com").

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