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

2008-07-28 10:27:36

On Mon, 2008-07-28, Keith Moore wrote:

Offhand, I like Expiry-Date.  I don't like Expires because NetNews 
deletes expired messages.

But since Expiry-Date is a MIXER field, I should probably go dig out my 
X.400 docs and check the X.400 definition to see if what we want is 
compatible with how they defined things way back when.

An Observation:

Conceptually there is a difference between how long the information in the
message is thought to be relevant versus how long the message itself is
thought to be relevant.

Perhaps some of the controversy here is due to conflating these two things.

Bill McQuillan <McQuilWP(_at_)pobox(_dot_)com>

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