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message data terminology, was Re: Classifying gateways in 2821/ 2821bis

2005-09-08 07:41:05

On Thu, 8 Sep 2005, John C Klensin wrote:

the message body (including headers)

IME "message body" usually *excludes* the header. 821 calls the
combination of header and body the "mail data" whereas 2821 calls it the
"SMTP content". I tend to prefer the 821 terminology because it provides a
link to the SMTP DATA protocol unit.

Tony.
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