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Re: rfc2821bis-01 Issue 14 Continuation of 222 greeting and Issue 15 syntax for multiline replies

2007-04-12 11:11:17
Hi Hector,

John's got my support and Tony's to reject new capabilities, extensions, etc in this round of changes, and he's not enforcing that preferentially. In fact there's strong process pressure to reject any additions in order to achieve the status of Draft Standard, so these are IETF rules, not John's rules.

Do you disagree with John on the basis that your proposed change is too important to be put off ? or that it's not a new capability but merely a clarification?

If it's a new feature, please do consider writing up SMTP extension proposals in I-D form -- the fact that John's working on 2821bis should not prevent people from working on useful extensions. The two efforts can and should be separated as far as we can tell.


On Apr 10, 2007, at 7:04 AM, Hector Santos wrote:

You might be able to overcome some of these difficulties in an
extension, but it certainly does not belong in the base spec.

I disagree but I defer to your rules. Thats too bad because I can't help but feel if someone else would had brought this up, you would take a more open minded consideration. I am sorry to say that only because I find it extremely odd that technical clarity in this case is not taken serious when in reality the less serious nits are being debated else where. The odds are very good systems you will be confronted with this ISSUE more so than some of the other issues that essentially have little to no impact in improving the system.

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