[Imap-protocol] [noob] select & unseen?
snowjn at aol.com
Mon Nov 7 09:04:34 PST 2011
>> hence my assertion that a fully complient server is required to
>> immediately disconnect any client issuing a "SELECT" for a mailbox
>> which doesn't
>> contain unseen messages.
> You seem to think that saying such things somehow impresses me of your
> intelligence and talent.
> If you were intelligent and talented you would be constructive and
> Intelligent and talented people concern themselves with fixing things
> are broken - of which there is an infinite supply of newly created broken
> things to add to the existing supply.
> Intelligent and talented people do not bang drums repeatedly upon finding
> a trivial ambiguity in a specification.
> Intelligent and talented people content themselves with pointing out the
> trivial ambiguity ONCE.
> Intelligent and talented people don't go off on a tangent with a
> misinterpretation that is both absurd and harmful.
> Intelligent and talented people, if they find that trivial matter to be
> annoying enough, will write an errata with proposed replacement wording,
> post it for review, and upon general concensus will submit it to the RFC
> 3501 errata for inclusion in a future revision.
> For what it's worth, that particular bit of text was from someone else's
> errata...to remedy another silly ambiguity.
> I was the editor of RFC 3501. I did write a great deal of it; but that
> document is the work of many authors (and one editor). I feel sorry for
> you if you believe that perfection (or even complete consistency) is
> possible in such an effort.
> -- Mark --
> Democracy is two wolves and a sheep deciding what to eat for lunch.
> Liberty is a well-armed sheep contesting the vote.
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I'm pretty sure he was just making a joke, at least that's how I read it.
The world needs more fun.
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