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Re: RFC 5321 4.4 Trace info

2008-11-06 16:34:30

On 11/6/08 at 12:35 PM -0800, ned+ietf-smtp(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com wrote:

I think right is : "Time-stamp-line" - no confusing "Received", because time stamp defines received.

I don't support this change. While "time-stamp-line" may be more technically correct, even experienced email implementors won't recognize the term and will have to search for it. Received", OTOH, is a much better known and better understood term.

I agree with Ned about the above suggestion. But 4.4 is easily clarified to make it so that folks like Ivar don't get confused:

... it MUST insert trace (often referred to as "time stamp" or "Received") information at the beginning of the message...

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