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

2008-07-30 14:34:08

Russ Allbery wrote:
Keith Moore <moore(_at_)network-heretics(_dot_)com> writes:

yes, it's advisory in theory.  but in practice Expires in netnews means
"delete the message on or before this date" for very close to 100% of
the servers out there - precisely because in netnews the assumption is
that all messages will expire after a relatively short time anyway.

The part after the dash doesn't imply the part before the dash, and I
think you're underestimating the number of servers that ignore Expires or
set minimum expiration times that disable its effect.

+1. Thanks for pointing it out.


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