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Re: values of notify ":priority" tag

2005-12-06 05:50:03

What are the use cases for priorities other than those in RFC 1327?
Sure, infinite priority gradations sound appealing in theory, but what
will they really be used for?

The fact that we ended up with Priority/X-Priority/X-MSMail-Priority makes me 
think that the needs of the original field proved insufficent, and so further 
fields were defined.  Personally I hate the fact that the task list in my iPAQ 
only allows me only three levels.  There seem to be no technical restrictions 
for allowing arbitary levels, so why make such a crippled feature?

Personally, I wonder why priorities are considered so useful and the
option is not just dropped, but that's me.

I think the notify extension should focus on being a framework to be
filled with methods that interface different media, inside and outside
the internet.


I agree with this approach.  Priority notifications can be added later if they 
prove desirable enough, but I think the feature is going to dramatically slow 
down the spec, needlessly so.