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RFC 3028, "Sieve: A Mail Filtering Language", January 2001

Note: This RFC has been obsoleted by RFC 5228 RFC 5429

Source of RFC: Legacy
Area Assignment: app

Errata ID: 5134
Status: Reported
Type: Technical

Reported By: Peter Smith
Date Reported: 2017-10-03

Section 8.1 says:

   CHAR-NOT-SLASH = (%x00-57 / %x58-ff)

   CHAR-NOT-STAR = (%x00-51 / %x53-ff)

It should say:

   CHAR-NOT-SLASH = (%x00-2e / %x30-ff)

   CHAR-NOT-STAR = (%x00-29 / %x2b-ff)


The CHAR-NOT-SLASH is attempting to not include the SLASH character and makes two errors. Firstly, no character is skipped. Secondly, a slash character is octal 57. The correct hex value for slash is 2F.

The CHAR-NOT-STAR is attempting to not include the STAR character and claims that this is character 52. STAR is actually hex 0x2A. The apparent mistake is that the octal value of the character (STAR is octal 52) was entered as a hex value.

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