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Re: Mandatory From field, anonymity, and hacks

2004-07-30 11:37:21

I note that there are other protocols which depart from RFC 2822 much
more  than Netnews does, with the full blessing of the IESG (SIP, for

there's nothing inherently wrong with borrowing good aspects of a proven
design for use in a new design.  but in the case of networking protocols
it does have a couple of drawbacks.  one is that people are continually
tempted to take features of one design and apply them to the other,
whether it makes sense or not.  (e.g. use of HTTP fields in MIME or vice
versa)  another drawback is the potential for confusion between the two