I've just sent the -02 document to the drafts editor.
--On Monday, May 13, 2002 2:59 PM -0400 Ken Murchison <ken(_at_)oceana(_dot_)com>
3. Is specifying a :comparator for a :count match required, or should we
assume "i;ascii-numeric" if not specified otherwise (although this
contradicts the base spec? If so, should require "relational" then
imply require "i;ascii-numeric"?
At the moment, it is not required, but since the default comparator is
i;ascii-casemap it really must be specified.
I could see changing the default comparator to i;ascii-numeric if :count is
specified. This would modify the base specification which says that the
default comparator is i;ascii-casemap.
It would be nice if require "relational" implies require "i;ascii-numeric",
but I think that would be a tough sell since it would violate the base
specification. Also it is possible to create a sieve script that uses
relational, but does not use i;ascii-numeric.