Mark C. Langston wrote:
On Fri, Mar 19, 2004 at 12:04:05AM -0800, Dave Crocker wrote:
MCL> If the service provider has clauses in their acceptable use policy (as
MCL> many seem to, these days) that specify that mail headers may not be
that is the nice thing about citing a hypothetical. it is certain to
support whatever position you want.
it does not, however, justify a course of action that eliminates
legitimate uses of long-standing facilities.
I agree completely. I'm firmly on the side of "let's not break things."
Some things are going to break. If the benefit of breaking them is much
greater than the cost from the breakage that it might be worth it. We
should not say that we absolutely will not change anything, rather we
need to look at costs and benefits, and figure out how to break the
least number of things while achieving the greatest benefit.