Dave CROCKER <dhc(_at_)dcrocker(_dot_)net> wrote:
On 11/16/2011 7:55 PM, Tony Finch wrote:
I think held-for would be a better (more descriptive) keyword than state.
state, or transition, or something that generic, is just that:
generic. It pertains to an abstraction.
"held for" says "held" which is a very specific semantic that might not
apply for some uses of this field.
But the purpose of this field is to explain why a message was deliberately
delayed. The other Received: fields are similarly specific.
There's no need for multiple layers of abstraction and genericity here,
since the Received: field extension mechanism already accommodates that.
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