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Re: [sieve] I-D Action:draft-ietf-sieve-external-lists-04.txt

2010-11-09 02:11:40
I have posted a new rev of external-lists, for everyone's reviewing
pleasure.  I would like to finish up this document, and there's still
a bit of a to-do list.  Please, all, give it a review, and
particularly address the to-do list just below the abstract.


On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 10:15 AM,  <Internet-Drafts(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org> wrote:
A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts 
This draft is a work item of the Sieve Mail Filtering Language Working Group 
of the IETF.

       Title           : Sieve Extension: Externally Stored Lists
       Author(s)       : A. Melnikov, B. Leiba
       Filename        : draft-ietf-sieve-external-lists-04.txt
       Pages           : 12
       Date            : 2010-11-08

The Sieve scripting language can be used to implement whitelisting,
blacklisting, personal distribution lists, and other sorts of list
matching.  Currently, this requires that all members of such lists be
hardcoded in the script itself.  Whenever a member of a list is added
or deleted, the script needs to be updated and possibly uploaded to a
mail server.

This document defines a Sieve extension for accessing externally
stored lists -- lists whose members are stored externally to the
script, such as using LDAP (RFC 4510), ACAP (RFC 2244), or relational


o  Do we need support for URI schemes in ihave?  From IETF 77

minutes: "Can use ihave to test if a URI is valid, both that the

scheme is supported and that the URI can be retrieved/queried."

o  Do we need to say anything about comparators?  We can be silent

(as now), we can say that comparators MAY be ignored as a list-

specific thing, or we can say that comparators MUST NOT be used.

o  Should we add a mandatory-to-implement tag?  Ned suggests (and I

agree) that it might be good to add a registry of well-defined

strings that can be used instead of URIs, and define the initial

string "pab" to represent the user's personal address book.

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