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Re: Miscellaneous comments on draft-crocker-email-arch-04.txt

2005-04-05 10:05:53

 the problem with terminology, here, is matching existing practise, in
 particular finding a term that people will be comfortable with.  as
 nearly as i can tell, 'bounce' is a common term, in spite of the fact
 that it also applies to intermediate and successful delivery notices.

 But "bounce" doesn't mean "delay" or "success"; it indicates failure only,

yeah.  established human practise can produce some interesting anomolies.

 Incidentally, the draft doesn't discuss message tracking at all (RFCs 3885
 through 3888).

right.  i could not think of anything about it that was 'architectural'.

 My point is that (contrary to the draft implication) the MSs do not
 connect to each other, an rMUA connects to both MSs simultaneously and it
 is the rMUA that effects the synchronization.  

the discussion is about information relationship, not about connections.

  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking
  dcrocker  a t ...