Re: [EAI] Last Call: draft-ietf-eai-framework (Overview and Framework for Internationalized Email) to Informational RFC
Harald Alvestrand <harald <at> alvestrand.no>
2007-01-17 19:44:27 GMT
Randall Gellens wrote:
> (1) This version still has some editor's notes. Are these intended
> for publication?
No. The writeup didn't get copied into the Last Call, but as WG chair, I
believe that the document is complete if all the editor's notes are
deleted. Some of them point to areas that might be improved, but, in my
opinion, such improvements are not a requirement for publication.
> (2) In section 1.3:
> An "i18mail user" has one or more non-ASCII email addresses. Such a
> user may have ASCII addresses too; if the user has more than one
> email account and corresponding address, or more than one alias for
> the same address, he or she has some method to choose which address
> to use on outgoing email. Note that under this definition, it is not
> possible to tell from the address that an email sender or recipient
> is an i18mail user. There is no such thing as an "i18mail message";
> the term applies only to users and their agents and capabilities.
> Does the second-to-last sentence refer to an ASCII address, or any
> address? The wording implies any address, but if an address is
> non-ASCII, surely that is a good sign that the owner of that address
> is an i18mail user?
Right. The situation that is being warned against is taking an ASCII
address as a clear sign that the address owner is not an i18mail user.
> (3) In section 4.3:
> the risk should be
> minimized by the fact that the selection of submission servers are