On Thu, Jan 03, 2002 at 09:30:51PM -0500, Greg Owen wrote:
I would like to cast my vote against this proposal. Not
only do I admire Sam's dedication to the RFC's, I also
I say, go ahead and encapsulate. Sam bypasses RFCs when it suits him -
the recent calendaring discussions make that clear. I'm sick of getting
dropped from mailing lists because Joe User in Podunk has a bad email client
that generated a bounce that the list software took personally.
You're in apples and oranges territory comparing the calendar with bogus
8bit headers. The calendar Sam's making doesn't claim any standards
compliance or dependancy on other software being compliant to any standard.
SMTP on the other hand is a widely abused standard that more developers
writing smtp software should invest the time in understanding. Every smtp
mail delivery relies on both hosts speaking the same lingo, and if somoene
sending mail can't figure out how to do it, its good that they should be
informed when they make a mistake. After all, what might they do next?
The 5 year plan:
In five years we'll make up another plan.
Or just re-use this one.