On 5/8/2011 7:03 AM, Barry Leiba wrote:
I proposes the following:
3.x Originating Domain Identity (ODID)
The ODID is the domain part of the From: address. This identity
MAY be considered as an output communicated to an advanced
Identity Assessor module.
I don't like making up a new name for what we already have. I'd
rather just call it "the domain part of the 'From' address."
We might want to consider the benefits of consistency with existing
Email Arch (RFC 5598):
Section 2.1.1: Author - responsible for creating the message
Section 2.2.1: Originator - ensures that a message is valid for posting and
then submits it to a Relay
Section 4.1.4: From: Author
So what, exactly, are the semantics intended by this new term.
I find this Mostly Harmless, but unnecessary.
Going to Draft is supposed to restrict changes to what is necessary, rather
what is whimiscally appealing to some folk.
There is already a problem with people's believing that DKIM "protects" or
"validates" the From: field contents and that a DKIM signature implies
assurances about that field, more than the actual data integrity from signing
Adding a new term to refer to a portion of the From: field implies that there
an important need for the DKIM Signing specification to make that reference.
This feeds the confusion about the role of a DKIM signature. That's not
benignly "unnecessary". That's actively counter-productive.
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