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Re: [ietf-smtp] [dispatch] BCP proposal: regular expressions for Internet Mail identifiers

2016-03-28 19:57:12
On Mon, Mar 28, 2016 at 5:21 PM, Sean Leonard <dev+ietf(_at_)seantek(_dot_)com> 

I will make this easy: not going to pursue Informational status. I foresee
compliance language referring to these regular expressions: if not in the
IETF, then in other bodies. Any software library that has Internet +
regular expression capabilities, would be an example. Consider, for
example, the POSIX standard, and the C++ standard library standards. It
would be reasonable for web browers/ECMAScript/HTML/DOM to offer e-mail
address validation capabilities at some point in the future, with polyfill
to fill in older implementations.

John Klensin makes a compelling argument that this stuff should actually
not be published in a way that's equally normative with the existing
standards track documents.  I wonder if that compels it in the
Informational direction.

Your choice of publication status will require some amount of consensus, so
your assertion might be premature... ;-)

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