[jdev] An old pseudo standard, but is it still good?

Maciek Niedzielski machekku at uaznia.net
Tue Nov 14 20:08:38 CST 2006


Daniel Henninger wrote:
> MSN username: fakeuser at ninja.com
> Jabber MSN translated JID: fakeuser%ninja.com at msn.jabber.fake.org
> 
> So where did this use of % come from?

As far as I know, % was used in the same way in very old times, in SMTP,
in cases when it was impossible to send email directly to
fakeuser at ninja.com. (Don't ask me why why it was impossible, I don't
know the story well - maybe it was internal domain, or maybe not
compatible server, I don't know)

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