[Mailman-Users] mailman simply *stops* sending messages

John W. Baxter jwblist at olympus.net
Sat May 21 01:08:05 CEST 2005

On 5/20/05 3:23 PM, "Rob Scott" <rob at reboot.ca> wrote:

> moral of the story: Python hates the French almost as much as Dubya does..

Or perhaps Python's code likes the RFCs.

>From RFC 2183:

   NOTE ON PARAMETER VALUE LENGHTS: A short (length <= 78 characters)
   parameter value containing only non-`tspecials' characters SHOULD be
   represented as a single `token'.  A short parameter value containing
   only ASCII characters, but including `tspecials' characters, SHOULD
   be represented as `quoted-string'.  Parameter values longer than 78
   characters, or which contain non-ASCII characters, MUST be encoded as
   specified in [RFC 2184].

an accented e is a not-ASCII character.

If the sending MUA didn't encode it, it's an MUA error (this is NOT a new
RFC)--dated in 1997.

If the MUA did encode the name, and Mailman decoded it and then choked on
the result later, that would be a clear Mailman error.


More information about the Mailman-Users mailing list