Re: NNTP and Usenet have NO standards, NO compliance can't be
nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de
Sun Dec 18 19:30:58 EST 2005
David Dean wrote:
> Maybe not an internationally recognized standard, but a
> hell of a good one to follow.
JFTR: That's used as input for the IETF WG USEFOR (USEnet
article FORmat). The chances that they ever create new RFCs
in 2006 are slightly better than zero... <eg>
The GNKSA stuff is admittedly at the bottom of the USEFOR
prioririties, but some things are clear: MIME as well as
RFCs 2822 and 3676 are for all messages, not only mail, and
the news format is a proper subset of message/rfc822.
There's a SHOULD 78 in chapter 2.1.1 of RFC 2822, and SHOULD
generally means "cut your throat before violating it", unless
you know what you're doing - e.g. that limit 78 is of course
irrelevant for text/html outside of Base64 or QP, and in that
case the next limit is a MUST 998.
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