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[Off Topic] Need review for POP3 extension mechanism

1998-07-08 18:30:10
I apologize for an off-topic posting.  
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On May 18, a Last Call was issued on for document draft-gellens-pop3ext-05.txt ,
for Proposed Standard status.  Nobody has commented on the document.  I am 
reluctant to recommend that IESG approve this document without more evidence 
of support.

So I'm asking for more review...

Should the document be adopted as is?  Does it need more wordsmithing?
Are all of these capabilities needed?
Are all of the capabilities defined with sufficient precision?

Should the document be standards track or should it be Informational or 

Should the extension mechanism be separated from (and perhaps a different 
status from) the extensions themselves?

If the document is approved for Proposed, should all of the proposed extensions 
be included?  Or should some of the extensions be moved to a separate 
Informational or Experimental?   Which ones?

In the absence of more community input, my recommendation would be to direct
the authors to remove all of the capabilities from this document, except those 
which are already defined in standards-track documents.  Additional 
could be defined in a separate experimental or informational RFC.


Keith Moore

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