[Imap-protocol] SELECT/EXAMINE clarification of UNSEEN

Mark Crispin mrc+imap at panda.com
Tue Nov 15 21:29:58 PST 2011

On Wed, 16 Nov 2011, Bron Gondwana wrote:

> % 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.

> So I did.

I see that it is properly submitted and posted to the errata. Good.

> And meanwhile whenever anyone asks the question, you can point at the

> errata. Problem solved. No debate.

Whenever someone asks that particular question, we answer it.

In order for a developer to have asked that question, he must already have
read the specification. That sufficies for any "RTFM" purpose. He does not
need to be put through additional hoops.

If he asks if the document is going to be fixed, then we say "we already
have an errata on file for it."

> I don't know about "smarter" - but I think I probably will have a go at

> a mail protocol at some point if I keep working with mail 100%. It's

> not fully baked yet though.

Have at it. If nothing else, it will be educational.

> We're not that far yet. We're still experimenting with a bunch of ajaxy

> JSON nonsense which will probably go through plenty more revisions when

> it has more than one user. Middleware first.

At least you use JSON and not XML.

-- Mark --

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