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Re: V.A. Shiva Ayyadurai: Inventor of e-mail honored by Smithsonian

2012-02-28 13:02:09

On 2/28/2012 8:21 AM, Ned Freed wrote:
In short, this is an implementation quality issue. The MUA I'm using to
enter this messages handles all of this correctly.

I'll make clear what I implied. I think this is deeper than an implementation quality issue.

We do not have a "protocol" specification for MUA-MUA (nevermind MUA/MSA, etc.) behavior involving BCC.

More generally, we do not have a clear model and technical details for group communication with email.

We have tidbits of mechanism. They variously work and don't. But we haven't defined a model and its details to form a solid, stable technical protocol basis for extended, group exchanges.

Which makes the relatively high level of utility we get out of the current system for such communication modes pretty impressive...


  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking

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