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Re: RMAIL, MIME-related bug

From: Kevin Rodgers
Subject: Re: RMAIL, MIME-related bug
Date: Thu, 23 Oct 2003 13:57:17 -0600
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Kevin Rodgers wrote:

Juri Linkov wrote:
Using URL for references to messages is a good solution, but instead
of inventing ad hoc protocol name, it's better to use standard name
"mid" defined by http://www.ietf.org/rfc/rfc2392.txt.

Thanks for the pointer, but I find that document somewhat disappointing.
But more importantly, the mid and cid URLs do not actually specify a
LOCATION: that makes them more like a URN than a URL.

And it makes them similar to the news:<message-id> URL scheme.  But
there is also a nntp://<host>:<port>/<newsgroup>/<article> URL scheme,
which I think is closer to what we need.

Shouldn't the cid and mid schemes specify a location via the Common
Internet Scheme Syntax defined in RFC 1738?  That way, you could specify
a folder file, or a POP or IMAP server (and user and password).

We could define separate URL schemes for mbox, POP, and IMAP access, but
I think for now I'm going to pursue my origial idea, but rename it to
conform to the standard for experimental schemes:


Kevin Rodgers

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