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Re: Need new MEP for SMTP binding

From: Mark Baker <distobj@acm.org>
Date: Thu, 14 Mar 2002 21:09:00 -0500 (EST)
Message-Id: <200203150209.VAA11815@markbaker.ca>
To: highland.m.mountain@intel.com (Mountain, Highland M)
Cc: skw@hplb.hpl.hp.com ('Williams Stuart'), xml-dist-app@w3.org

> I want to be sure I understand the AR given at the 3/6 telecon.  It was my
> understanding that the WG agreed to an SMTP/POP3 command appendix at the end
> of the previously submitted SOAP Binding to Email document.  
> Was there an additional task to develop a new SMTP Binding?

That is my understanding.

>  Creating an
> SMTP Binding was my original intent when crafting the W3C Note draft
> proposal, but a sub team decided to not address email infrastructure
> concerns.
> In any event, as originator of this activity and proposal, I would like all
> document changes to go through me (which implies involvement by the TBTF).  

If you would like to be the primary editor on this, that's great with
me.  I only took it on because I was asked, despite my workload being
a tad high at the moment.  I would much prefer to hand off the editing.

> Thanks,  Highland
> PS Also, I have heard this concern before:
> >To do request/response with SMTP would necessarily be
> > tunneling, and a major security issue.
> Please elaborate or point me to an email thread on the subject.  Thanks
> again.

Here you go.


Paul Prescod also had some good thoughts on this topic;


Mark Baker, Chief Science Officer, Planetfred, Inc.
Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA.      mbaker@planetfred.com
http://www.markbaker.ca   http://www.planetfred.com
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