On 1/10/12 8:01 PM, Dave CROCKER wrote:
On 1/10/2012 10:21 AM, Murray S. Kucherawy wrote:
OK. Putting this simplistically, we already have lots of Received:
being generated and we should have a clause value that covers this
probably-uninteresting set? I suggest "normal" or somesuch, not
The message, /is/ after all, making a transition. Whatever state or
it just entered, it does exist.
John suggested what's essentially a no-op state name to accommodate
implementations that, in supporting this, will always want to put
of state clause down, and that seems a decent idea to me.
"normal" would be fine with me too.
Doing what sales folk call "selling past the sale" I'll note that
there is no such thing as a no-op, since the presence of the Received:
field means that some sort of 'op' took place. So the question is
what the "nature" of the op is.
The "nature" of the op (or no-op) is 'received'. I.e. the message was
received. A state of 'received' more or less duplicates the header name
(Received), but if there needs to be a no-op state, then let's call it