Pete Resnick wrote:
On 9/26/08 at 9:55 AM -0400, Tony Hansen wrote:
From what I understand, the definitions of id-left and id-right that
msg-id-core refers to are slightly different between usefor and 5322
That's true, but I don't see what difference that makes. The usefor
document can redefine whatever it likes (including id-left and
id-right). There's no harm if 5322 defines:
msg-id-core = id-left "@" id-right
Please someone, explain the objection to using msg-id-core.
Otherwise, I see no reason not to use it.
The argument espoused is that adding msg-id-kernel allows that
internal portion of the msg-id to be used by people in other
documents; as 5322 stands, that's not possible.
Do we have an example of someone wanting to use this?
No, but I would presume anyone using <msg-id-core> in any other document
would be saying "the thing between the '< >'" in whatever format of
Message-ID was relevant in that context (which might be Email or Netnews,
or maybe something else not yet thought of).
Also, does adding it also mean that we should remove the last
sentence of 3.6.4? "Semantically, the angle bracket characters are
not part of the msg-id; the msg-id is what is contained between the
two angle bracket characters."
Which is just a way of saying "semantically, the meaning of a meg-id is
the meaning of its msg-id-core". Both statements mean the same thing, so
either (or both) could appear in the document. So leave it be.
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