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Re: [ietf-smtp] [Proposal] 250-MARKDOWN

2019-01-09 02:38:27
On Wed, Jan 09, 2019 at 01:10:34PM +0530, Viruthagiri Thirumavalavan wrote:

What happens if my mail server doesn't support markdown?

That's why I'm proposing the MARKDOWN extension. MARKDOWN command should be
presented in the EHLO response only if your server supports markdown.

If your server supports markdown, the mail will be transferred as
text/markdown. Else mail will be transferred as "text/plain" and
"text/html" as usual.

I hope I understood you correctly.

still unsure I understand how it works, sorry

my understanding now is that the server translates DATA between markdown
and other content types based on MARKDOWN extension at peer.

did i understand correctly ?

On Wed, Jan 9, 2019 at 1:03 PM <valdis(_dot_)kletnieks(_at_)vt(_dot_)edu> 

On Wed, 09 Jan 2019 12:29:43 +0530, Viruthagiri Thirumavalavan said:

I wanna bring Markdown support to SMTP.  So instead of transferring both
"text/plain" and "text/html" versions, future mails can use only

Well, right off the top, there's the end to end problem.

Say you support text/markdown, and your mail server accepts it to deliver.
happens if my mail server doesn't support markdown?  Do you send a
and hope my MUA can deal with it? If you do that, why bother with an SMTP

Also, see RFC1341, and text/richtext. Ask yourself why you never see
e-mails with it.

Best Regards,

Viruthagiri Thirumavalavan
Dombox, Inc.

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