On 23/07/2020 05:14, Keith Moore wrote:
I would like it to be clarified as to whether the purpose of the BOF
is to bash the charter for the proposed EMAILCORE WG.
If the purpose of the EMAILCORE WG is indeed to bring the current
message format and SMTP specifications to Full Standard,
I further propose that any features not in those specifications should
be out-of-scope for the WG, unless perhaps any new features are (a)
already at Proposed Standard; (b) widely implemented enough to also be
considered for Full Standard; and (c) necessary for inclusion in the
core specifications in order for the complete set of revised
specifications (core + new features) to qualify for Full Standard.
I think you are basically making the same comment as John.
(I suppose if someone wants to make a case that the core email
specifications are not suitable for advancement to Full Standard but
instead should be recycled at Proposed, while the charter is being
bashed would also be the time to make that argument.)
Yes, we will have a change to discuss this when discussing the proposed
I would therefore propose that any features that don't meet those
criteria either be ruled out-of-scope for the BOF, at least deferred
until the WG charter has been bashed.
Perhaps if there's time remaining it would make sense to use that time
to discuss features that couldn't be taken up by the working group.
What I don't think makes any sense at all, at least given the current
IETF standards process, is to combine a discussion of adding new
features, with a discussion of advancement to Full Standard.
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