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Re: [ietf-smtp] [Uri-review] Registration request for smtp:// and submit:// URI schemes (draft-melnikov-smime-msa-to-mda-04)

2014-04-01 03:39:24
Hi Dave,

On 31 Mar 2014, at 20:12, Dave Thaler <dthaler(_at_)microsoft(_dot_)com> 

Alexey Melnikov wrote:
I am also registering submit:// URI
scheme, which is a similar URI schemes, but for designating Mail Submission

My understanding from your email and from a glance at
draft-melnikov-smime-msa-to-mda is that the proposed "submit" scheme is
not currently widely deployed, and hence the actual name is flexible.

Yes, ...
My feedback is that the name "submit" is not a good name for the proposed use.
Specifically, RFC 4395 states:
Avoid using names that are either very general purpose or associated
in the community with some other application or protocol.

There are many types of things you can "submit" (HTTP forms, etc.)
and since the proposed use here is specific to specific to SMTP, it should
not use a general purpose word like "submit" along.

"smtpsubmit" or similar would be much more appropriate.

I would rather use the same label as used by DNS SRV for the same service: 
"submission". (I think keeping them different would be a bad thing.). Thoughts?

Best Regards,

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