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Re: Fwd: I-D ACTION:draft-maes-lemonade-http-binding-02.txt

From: Dan Connolly <connolly@w3.org>
Date: Tue, 27 Sep 2005 21:26:42 -0500
To: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Cc: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, W3C TAG <www-tag@w3.org>
Message-Id: <1127874403.6446.206.camel@dirk>

On Tue, 2005-09-27 at 20:11 -0400, Mark Baker wrote:
> On Tue, Sep 27, 2005 at 01:47:19PM -0700, Roy T. Fielding wrote:
> > [...] the correct way to implement IMAP via
> > HTTP is to simply use HTTP on a virtual mapping of resources.
> > The two protocols have almost identical capabilities, so the
> > only translation needed is to map the stateful interaction of
> > IMAP to appropriate resource states in HTTP and then extend
> > HTTP's authentication to include IMAP's mechanisms.
> +1

FWIW, I implemented such a mapping, in part. It puts up
a form where you can give an IMAP query and get
results in HTML or in RDF; links from the HTML take you to
messages or message parts.

This is a sort of IMAP<->HTTP proxy service.

It's limited to my way of using IMAP
(in particular, I archive all mail in Archive/YYYY-MMWW
mailboxes. WW is week number).

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