IMAP4 Keyword Registry
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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> Subject: Protocol Action: 'IMAP4 Keyword Registry' to Proposed Standard The IESG has approved the following document: - 'IMAP4 Keyword Registry ' <draft-melnikov-imap-keywords-10.txt> as a Proposed Standard This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Lisa Dusseault. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-melnikov-imap-keywords-10.txt
Technical Summary Over the years, some IMAP keywords (client-defined flags) have become de-facto standard, with some specific semantics associated with them. In some cases, different client implementors have defined and used keywords with different names, but the same semantics. Some server implementors decided to map such keywords to each other automatically in order to improve cross client interoperability. In other cases, the same keywords have been used with different semantics, causing interoperability problems. This document attempts to prevent further incompatible uses of IMAP keywords by establishing an IANA registry for IMAP keywords, and by allocating a special prefix for standardized keywords. Working Group Summary Nothing to note. This is a pretty straightforward creation of an IANA registry. Document Quality The registry is seeded with some keywords that are already in use in existing implementations. Experts to be Arnt Gulbrandsen and Dave Cridland (email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org) RFC Editor Note Note "cross client" in section 2 (across a line break) should be cross-client.