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RFC 6068, "The 'mailto' URI Scheme", October 2010

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

Errata ID: 4706

Status: Reported
Type: Technical

Reported By: stream9
Date Reported: 2016-06-08

Section 2.3 says:

3.  Whitespace and comments within <local-part> and <domain> MUST NOT
    be used.  They would not have any operational semantics.

It should say:

3.  Whitespace and comments within <local-part> and <domain> MUST NOT
    be used except quoted whitespace in <quoted-string>. 
    They would not have any operational semantics.

Notes:

<local-part> contain <quoted-string> and <quoted-string> contains <quoted-pair> according to definition in RFC 5322.

quoted-pair = ("\" (VCHAR / WSP)) / obs-qp

As definition above, <quoted-pair> contains whitespace <WSP> which according to RFC 6068, MUST NOT be used.

But example in RFC 6068 section 6.2 contain quoted whitespace. So I guess this is an exception.

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