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Re: Removal (Time for XMail?)

From: Aaron Swartz <aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Date: Fri, 29 Sep 2000 16:06:55 -0500
To: XML-DIST-APP <xml-dist-app@w3.org>
Message-ID: <B5FA6E9E.19EBD%aswartz@swartzfam.com>
Simon St.Laurent <simonstl@simonstl.com> wrote:

> Another benefit of using a request-response approach for email that I
> forgot to mention is that it might give the intended recipient an
> opportunity to say 'unsubscribe me from all future messages' - which is
> what got this thread started in the first place.

Not to mention the ability for the sender to update messages after they've
been sent. How many times have you wanted "unsend" a message? Can't with
SMTP, but if we just emailed URLs back and forth, you could update the
content at the URL before the person you sent it to has downloaded it. This
is, of course, both a benefit and a drawback.

I think this is definitely an interesting area for XML work, and relates to
a lot of stuff I've been working on. Anyone have pointers to people who are
already working on this kind of thing? I'm interested.

        Aaron Swartz         |"This information is top security.
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Received on Friday, 29 September 2000 17:07:56 UTC

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