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Re: [ietf-822] New Version Notification for draft-crocker-inreply-react-00.txt

2020-09-15 10:59:24
On 9/15/2020 5:21 AM, Pete Resnick wrote:
Someone asked me about this feature some years ago when social media was becoming popular and I suggested simply adding a disposition to Message Disposition Notification (RFC 8098, STD 85). The machinery is already in some systems, MDNs give you the ability to easily get back to the source message through Message-ID,

So does normal reply functions.

How does the person who is reacting also add a comment or extended text or..., if they want to?

No new mechanism needed and I think somewhat quicker deployment. It would probably just take an Informational document with a pointer to STD 85.

I think that if you break down the implementation details carefully, you'll find that the effort for my proposal and the effort for yours will be about the same. They sit on top of different 'interfaces, but the effort to add to them probably isn't very different.

Except that your proposal adds a capability that has less flexibility.

On 9/15/2020 5:25 AM, Pete Resnick wrote:
Was this a specific ask (as in someone wants to implement something
like this), does someone have code to do this already, or is this
just an idea for new functionality?
One of the nice things about an environment that intends to evaluate proposals on their merits, rather than, say, their politics, is that the source of the proposal shouldn't matter. So I'm not clear what difference the answer should make or why you are asking.

In any event, the proposal was motivated by my finding myself constantly wishing I could make a quick response to an email the same way I can to a social networking posting, and feeling unhappy that I can't just click on a smiley (though my own tendency is more often to click on the crying emoticon, these days.) I think the mechanism has become an extremely efficient way to give very basic responses. I'd like email to permit that efficiency.

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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