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Re: Intent to revive "expires" header from draft-ietf-mailext-new-fields-15

2008-07-23 03:03:37

On Tue, 2008-07-22 at 12:05 -0700, Dave Crocker wrote:

Lisa Dusseault wrote:
I'd like to see commitments or indications from MUA implementors that 
they would plan to implement if it were standardized.


It could be interesting to make this a regular requirement, for 
authorizing standards work.  (The IETF used to have a version of it.)\

But it isn't common practice now, so I'm curious what prompts imposing 
the requirement for this case?


I agree that this isn't common practice now, but I also agree
that it would be useful to see such commitment. I can get in
touch with developers of MUAs and ask them for such a commitment
(without myself commiting to give up in case that they don't
react! because I think that *requiring* such a commitment
beforehand is at least unusual).

Any suggestions about which MUA implementors I should contact?


PS: I think that MS with its not (or no-longer) standard-conforming
approach make a point for us: they already have the feature, and
surely doing this in a conformant way would be an easy change
(they could still additionally keep their old header in emails
if they want), and potentially beneficial for them.

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