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3.4.1. QUOTING

3.4.1. QUOTING

Some characters are reserved for special interpretation, such as delimiting lexical tokens. To permit use of these characters as uninterpreted data, a quoting mechanism is provided. To quote a character, precede it with a backslash ("\").

This mechanism is not fully general. Characters may be quoted only within a subset of the lexical constructs. In particular, quoting is limited to use within:

  • quoted-string
  • domain-literal
  • comment

Within these constructs, quoting is REQUIRED for CR and "\" and for the character(s) that delimit the token (e.g., "(" and ")" for a comment). However, quoting is PERMITTED for any character.

    Note: In particular, quoting is NOT permitted within atoms. For example when the local-part of an addr-spec must contain a special character, a quoted string must be used. Therefore, a specification such as:

                                Full\ Name@Domain
    

    is not legal and must be specified as:

                                "Full Name"@Domain
    


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