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

2008-07-29 04:38:50

In <488E0118(_dot_)9010401(_at_)winserver(_dot_)com> Hector Santos 
<winserver(_dot_)support(_at_)winserver(_dot_)com> writes:

What is more realistic is the original intent of the I-D you 
referenced in which you tried to revive the "Expires" header:

   http://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-mailext-new-fields-15

But that draft expired nine years ago. It need not influence us now.

where it defines Expires as:

   4. Expires:

   Syntax: Expires-field = "Expires:" CFWS date-time [CFWS] CRLF

   The Expires header indicates a date-time, at which this
   message expires. The field can be used both to limit and to
   extend the life of a message. User agents and servers which
   employ automatic purging of old messages MAY let this field
   influence the purging process. There is no requirement that a
   user agent must suppress expired messages or make them
   inaccessible to their owners.

Though that is not an unreasonable definition, and is fully compatible
with the Netnews version.

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