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Re: [ietf-smtp] [spfbis] Error in RFC 5321 concerning SPF and DKIM

2014-07-20 13:35:20
On Sun, Jul 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM, Dave Crocker <dhc(_at_)dcrocker(_dot_)net> 

Hi folks.

I submitted an Errata on RFC 5321 that was rejected due to logic that is
proving a bit challenging to understand.

Simply put:

     RFC 5321 has some text about SPF and DKIM that is
     simply wrong.

     Given the continuing community confusion about what
     SPF and DKIM do and do not do, I think that having
     the SMTP document perpetuate erroneous views is
     significantly problematic.

If folks think my characterization of the error is either correct or
incorrect, please say so and explain.  If you think it can be documented
better, please offer text!

Aside from removing the term "elsewhere" in the penultimate sentence of
your note, which could be confusing, I think that your note is accurate.
Perhaps if you changed the last sentence to say, ". . .dropping the
erroneous sentence", the errata status would be seen more clearly.

--Kurt Andersen
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