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Re: redux: email-over-webDAV-as-IMAP-replacement [WAS Re: RFC2518bis]

From: robert burrell donkin <robertburrelldonkin@blueyonder.co.uk>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 17:48:20 +0000
To: Cyrus Daboo <cyrus@daboo.name>
Cc: w3c-dist-auth@w3.org
Message-Id: <1173721700.4838.9.camel@knossos.elmet>

On Mon, 2007-03-12 at 00:18 -0500, Cyrus Daboo wrote:
> Hi robert,

hi cyrus

> --On March 10, 2007 9:55:20 PM +0000 robert burrell donkin 
> <robertburrelldonkin@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> >> Looking forward to submitting SEARCH and BIND, and then to go on working
> >> on RFC2518bisbis, RFC3253bis and RFC3744bis as private submissions.
> >
> > about nine months ago, i posted about using email over web dav as an
> > IMAP replacement
> > (http://www.nabble.com/email-over-webDAV-as-IMAP-replacement--tf1897019.h
> > tml#a5208546).   i received helpful and friendly replies.
> >
> > i'm still interested in this area (and have found that there are other
> > people also interested in this problem). i had hoped to come back to
> > this group with questions once i had an experimental client and server
> > coded. (realistically, this would be a few months off.)
> >
> > in light of the pending closure of this working group, does anyone have
> > updated advice for me?
> Continue discussion on this list. The mailing list will not go away even 
> though the IETF working group has closed now. You can work on this effort 
> as an individual submission to the IETF (i.e. one not done under the 
> auspices of a working group).


> PS I would be interested in helping out in such an effort, having spent a 
> long time in the IMAP world, and more lately in the WebDAV world with 
> CalDAV and CardDAV. 

sounds great :-)

> However, don't call it an IMAP "replacement" - just as 
> IMAP is not a replacement for POP, this would not be a replacement for IMAP 
> which has been around for a long time and is fairly well entrenched in a 
> number of areas. Better would be to describe it as an "alternative" to IMAP 
> and POP. Just as many sites today run POP and IMAP services together, 
> chances are a WebDAV-email service will be run along side the others too - 
> assuming it provides some benefits for those that want it.


when i posted the original, i was thinking along the lines of
replacement but i've been helping out on an IMAP implementation for some
months now and that's deepened my understanding of the problem area. it
is really an alternative.

- robert
Received on Monday, 12 March 2007 17:46:22 UTC

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