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Re: issue with mail-extract-address-components

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: issue with mail-extract-address-components
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 21:42:04 +0100
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On Mär 15 2017, Eric Abrahamsen <address@hidden> wrote:

> I got an email with a malformed CC line:
> Lörsch, Karl <address@hidden>, "Wegner, Simon" <address@hidden>
> Ie, no quotes around the first name. `mail-extract-address-components'
> splits on the comma, as I suppose it should, and its return value is:
> (("Lörsch" "Lörsch")
>  ("Karl" "address@hidden")
>  ("Simon Wegner" "address@hidden"))
> It's doing the best it can here, but I would expect ("Lörsch" nil) as
> the first element, which would make it easier for other functions to
> handle the return value correctly.

Does mail-extract-address-components actually care whether the singleton
is a valid address?  Should it handle address@hidden different from foo?  But
foo could actually be a valid address in the local domain.


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