Re: E-mail access
Alan Robertson <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Dylan Barrell <email@example.com> wrote:
> > I don't see any reason to support both forms of access (Why have two ways
> > of doing something when there is no advantage of the second method over
> > the first)
[ stuff omitted...]
> Such a gateway could be defined easily strictly in terms of such HTTP
> semantics as we are defining elsewhere. Again, the issue for the spec is:
> Is it worthwhile?
> Will anyone implement it?
> Would anyone use it?
> What is it "just the right approach" for?
> If it's worthwhile, then the questions about how it might be used come up.
> Things like: What kind of management entity is going to be looking at these
> results? What do they need to do their job?, etc.
I erred in saying "strictly in terms of HTTP semantics". There is one
significant difference between the email and HTTP worlds that matters here, and
that is authentication. There are a number of differences between the two
environments that would seem to imply there could be more difficulty than my
previous note had indicated.
-- Alan Robertson