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RFC 3696, "Application Techniques for Checking and Transformation of Names", February 2004

Source of RFC: INDEPENDENT
See Also: RFC 3696w/ inline errata

Errata ID: 246
Status: Verified
Type: Technical
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: John C. Klensin
Date Reported: 2005-07-09

Section 3 says:

   The exact rule is that any ASCII character, including control
   characters, may appear quoted, or in a quoted string.  When quoting
   is needed, the backslash character is used to quote the following
   character.  For example

      Abc\@def@example.com

   is a valid form of an email address.  Blank spaces may also appear,
   as in

      Fred\ Bloggs@example.com

   The backslash character may also be used to quote itself, e.g.,

      Joe.\\Blow@example.com

It should say:

   The exact rule is that any ASCII character, including control
   characters, may appear quoted, or in a quoted string.  When quoting
   is needed, the backslash character is used to quote the following
   character.  For example

      "Abc\@def"@example.com

   is a valid form of an email address.  Blank spaces may also appear,
   as in

      "Fred\ Bloggs"@example.com

   The backslash character may also be used to quote itself, e.g.,

      "Joe.\\Blow"@example.com

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