Remember that RFC 1855 is not a standard, but an Informational. It was
published way back in 1995, and it shows it. I understand your point, but
I respectfully disagree. Remember, anyone can publish an RFC and make it
an informational. If you want, I could submit for publication an RFC that
obsoletes 1855, as long as I can convince the Internet Society that my RFC
should do so.
The second URL is merely someone's opinion.
I'll be honest. I didn't expect you to pull out 1855. :)
BTW, the RFC also says:
- A good rule of thumb: Be conservative in what you send and
liberal in what you receive. You should not send heated messages
(we call these "flames") even if you are provoked. On the other
hand, you shouldn't be surprised if you get flamed and it's
prudent not to respond to flames.
Some (not you, Tony, who responded in a polite, well-thought-out message)
would do well to read that.
On Tue, 29 Apr 2003, Tony L. Svanstrom wrote:
From RFC 1855 - Netiquette guidelines; 3.1.1 General Guidelines for mailing
lists and NetNews:
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From <URL: http://www.caliburn.nl/topposting.html >:
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