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Re: [Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-crocker-email-arch-05.txt]

2006-10-25 12:04:24

--On Tuesday, 24 October, 2006 10:06 -0400 Dave Crocker
<dcrocker(_at_)bbiw(_dot_)net> wrote:

As for silver gorillas, I'm frankly assuming that the world of
X.400 experience is sufficiently marginalized in the world of
the modern Internet to make that concern minor.

Hmm.   I see symptoms of "X.400 experience" -- or maybe actual
X.400 code-- almost every time I see an error message or NDN
from a Microsoft Exchange server.  While there are many people
in the world of the modern Internet who consider that particular
product marginal in other ways, I'd contend that it is fairly
hard to dismiss it and its impact as minor.   

It has been years since I've tried to understand its
documentation, and things may have changed anyway, but I think
one should verify whether it uses ADMD-style terminology and, if
so, how, before trying to reuse that term.

And, no, I don't have better suggestions, partially because I
continue to believe that your document is an attempt to
retroactively introduce structural models that really don't fit
-- about as helpful in the long term as the many efforts to show
how the Internet fits nicely and smoothly into OSI seven-layer
fairy tale.


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