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Re: Fw: requested tweak to 2822upd grammar - consensus call

2008-09-30 12:27:26

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 
(nee 2822upd).

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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