Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
> It has been a while since I looked at rfc2822, but aren't the quoting
> and syntax rules different for addresses versus other headers? We would
> not want to dequote a Subject header, I think.
You're absolutely right. RFC2822 does not quite _want_ to dequote
anything. As you pointed out in a separate message, we are the one
who want to strip out "" quoting when mailinfo says
Author: "Jeff King"
to its standard output (aka "info"), and turn it into
and do so ONLY for the author name.
So I would think it is the responsibility of the one that reads the
"info" file that is produced by mailinfo to dequote the backslash
thing if the mailinfo gave us
Author: "Jeff \"Peff\" King"