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Re: [ietf-smtp] Proper definition of the term "email payload".

2019-03-31 13:30:34
On 3/31/19 2:25 PM, Viruthagiri Thirumavalavan wrote:

Thanks Mr. Moore for the input.

The well known Python software already using that term. I don't want others like me to follow the wrong terminology.

If I'm wrong that's fine. But If I'm right, we should find a way to define the term properly. e.g. Editing that wikipedia article.


Somebody can edit the Wikipedia article if they want.   But we in IETF don't have the power to make everyone use terms consistently.  It's hard enough to get people to read our protocol specifications and implement them correctly.


p.s. I still remember being part of a crowd insisting that the term "hacker" referred only to a particular style of working and implied no malice at all.  But the media insisted on using the term "hacker" to mean "someone who tries to break into someone else's computers" and they effectively changed the meaning of the term.

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