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draft-ietf-sieve-refuse-reject approved by IESG

2008-11-21 04:29:24
On 11/19/08 11:07 AM, Alexey Melnikov wrote:
Lisa Dusseault wrote (Re: Fwd: SIEVE bounced SIEVE bounce message):

Oh the irony. I send a message saying that the SIEVE document refuse-reject has been approved, and it gets bounced by Elvey's SIEVE filter.

Yes. Messages from Cyrus, Aaron and myself all bounced as well.
Sorry about that. Perhaps you were using the sieve3(_at_)matthew(_dot_)elvey(_dot_)com address that I retired long ago. I did not want that address in refuse-reject either. I asked that it be replaced with matthew(_at_)elvey(_dot_)(_dot_)(_dot_)(_dot_), to no avail. Too late, no? I wrote to the list on 9/10/08: "I believe ... issues that have been raised need to be addressed; a WGLC and LC are also needed. " I don't see that -09 had either a WGLC or LC.

-09 is a big improvement on RFC 3028, but fails to address some of the issues I raised on on 9/10/08, primarily the inappropriateness of allowing a system "B" to be considered compliant with "ereject".

(BTW, the MAY in
" However implementations MAY refuse delivery over SMTP/LMTP protocol " (line 318) should be a SHOULD; I don't see what holds it back. The last-minute removals of the word "purported" also makes the spec misleading; they hide a hurdle that contributed to its deficiencies.)

I am still strongly opposed to to a situation where, if a system implementing 
the spec works on a store-and-forward basis, it can claim to support ereject, 
as defined in an RFC.

We've got Cyrus Daboo, TS Glassy, John Kleinsin, and Kristin Hubner using a ridiculous straw man argument as the excuse to push through this flawed I-D to RFC status, instead of making the small limited changes I have pushed for. (Perhaps some of them led the others to be confused.) Specifically, they act as if I haven't made it extremely clear, on multiple occasions, that I know that there are plenty of key use cases where only doing SMTP protocol rejection is not possible. I had, but nonetheless, claiming that I hadn't and that they existed was the primary straw man argument used. I'm the primary author of the first half dozen versions of this draft, all of which, as I'd recently pointed out, went into great detail to make exceptions (including MDNs and DSNs) for the key use cases where SMTP protocol rejection is not possible. So once again, for the record, I'd like to point out that I never made light of those exceptions. Amazingly, that straw man argument was in response to my post in which I said, among other things:

Ned acts like [I'm] saying that I'm against allowing Japanese users to fall
back to out-of-transaction rejects when non-ASCII reject strings need to
be used.  I'm not.  Look at the drafts I wrote!  They don't do that!

I'm not upset that people disagree with me. I'd be fine if the consensus in the WG (despite my opposition) was that the spam the draft unnecessarily permits wasn't important, and if the IESG voted to make it an RFC on that basis, following IETF procedure. I would be unhappy, sure. but I wouldn't be pissed off. But violating process, avoiding debates on the merits, and resorting to straw man attacks? That was not cool, and not professional. Ned's nasty insults and smearing of me was particularly galling - Ned provided no specifics, but claimed I made many inaccurate references to him and Sun. I on the other hand, responded to Ned's (and others') debate points. I pointed out where Ned had misread what I'd said, or I had misspoken, or was wrong, or disagreed. If we don't have debates on the merits, and honest dialogue, but instead give political speeches, or worse, attack each other, (both of which remind me of typical US political debates) we end up with lousy specifications.

Well, I guess on the bright side, at least the debate is over. The horse is dead, the sausage stuffed, as far as I'm concerned. DNR, I say.


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