[ietf-dkim] Introducing myself
dhc at dcrocker.net
Sun Nov 5 00:01:38 PST 2006
Paul Hoffman wrote:
> At 1:38 PM +0000 11/4/06, Tony Finch wrote:
>> On Sat, 4 Nov 2006, John Levine wrote:
>>> It's still an open question how Unicode is going to show up in mail
>>> headers, with 8 bit UTF8 being only one of multiple possibilities.
>>> More likely there will be some kludge to smoosh it into 7 bits so it
>>> can transit through old MTAs.
>> It's much less of an open question than you seem to think.
> Have you been following the EAI WG? If so, you have a different
> interpretation of "open question" than others of us. If not, then you
> really should do so before stating how things will be.
So it is probably a good thing that he said "more likely". The semantics of
that language is rather different that "how things will be".
As you well remember, the model he described has a solid and legitimate
basis,both in terms of design and in terms of history.
That it is not the direction that EAI is taking is just fine. That the EAI
approach might be the actual choice by the Internet is also fine.
But it is always worth being careful about taking a position concerning a future
that relies on a particular standards effort succeeding, particularly one with a
Maybe it will reach a critical mass of deployment. That would be excellent, of
But there is no guarantee that it will happen.
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