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Re: RFC2821bis-02 Issue 21: Re: Section 6.2 - favoring reject over bounce

2007-04-22 16:03:54

John C Klensin wrote:
--On Sunday, 22 April, 2007 21:13 +0200 Frank Ellermann wrote:
Can we defer this until the ABNF is in good shape ?

Up to Tony.  My personal instinct is to get everything else
fixed and then go back and clean up the ABNF.   But I'm flexible
on that subject.

6 of one....

So far, the nits raised about the ABNF mostly haven't required changes
in the text. Nor have the textual changes been requiring changes in the

A serious overhaul of the ABNF would require verifying that things match
not only the text, but the previous pseudo-ABNF. And where there are
still issues involved with the text, I think it would behoove us to take
care of the issues that would affect the ABNF before tackling the ABNF.
I think tackling the ABNF as has been proposed would be worth doing;
however, in many senses it's really "low hanging fruit". My preference
would be to get the issues taken care of before cleaning up the ABNF.


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