Internet Message Access Protocol - SORT and THREAD Extensions
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org>, imapext mailing list <email@example.com>, imapext chair <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Internet Message Access Protocol - SORT and THREAD Extensions' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Internet Message Access Protocol - SORT and THREAD Extensions ' <draft-ietf-imapext-sort-21.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document is the product of the Internet Message Access Protocol Extension Working Group. The IESG contact persons are Lisa Dusseault and Alexey Melnikov. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-imapext-sort-21.txt
Technical Summary This document describes the base-level server-based sorting and threading extensions to the IMAP protocol. These extensions provide substantial performance improvements for IMAP clients which offer sorted and threaded views. Working Group Summary This document is a product of the IMAPEXT working group. Protocol Quality This has gone completely back through the system due to the long time delay while the standards around a comparator registry and IMAP i18n were written. The proposal has not changed much in approach, but the context has changed. Ned Freed (first pass) and Lisa Dusseault (second pass) reviewed the specification for the IESG. Note to RFC Editor Two simple/optional improvements: Add a normative reference to STD 63 (RFC3629) for UTF-8. Instead of allowing any 8-bit in BLOBCHAR and NONWSP, reference the rules in RFC 3629 for well-formed UTF-8 (UTF8-2, UTF8-3, UTF8-4).