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Re: Getting 2822 to Draft

2004-01-02 13:57:09

On 1/2/04 at 3:54 PM -0500, Keith Moore wrote:

If we can get 2822bis to full Standard (which is the desired intent), it should obsolete 822 in that it should contain all of the grammar to read old messages. That was the intent of section 4 of 2822.

yeah, I know. I'm sort of a purist though - I think if you really want to read 822 messages you should consult 822 as the definitive spec.

It will always have the informational references to 822.

I don't think anyone would have a problem with a small note in the "Changes to previous standards" section which says, "Some people think X-* fields are bad, some think they are good, they were removed from this document."

and for the time being 822 is still the definitive spec on X- fields.

Start saying things like that and you'll only encourage me to write the "X- considered harmful" document. ;-)

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