Contacts and Calendars Standard

Jeroen ten Berge Jeroen.ten.Berge at
Thu Jul 17 10:17:25 EEST 2003

> -----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
> Van: Dave Cridland [Home] [mailto:dave at]
> On Wed, 2003-07-16 at 06:50, Jeroen ten Berge wrote:
> > > Van: Daniel Farrell [mailto:daniel at]
> It seems to me that what we want is:
> a) Some method for finding folders (local or otherwise).
> b) Some method for discovering the format (People tell me this can and
> should be done automatically. I'll believe that, but why force the MUA
> to do this discovery every time?)
> c) A base set of mailbox formats that must be supported, including the
> locking semantics.
> d) A subset of the above (or exactly the same set) which 
> should be used
> for new mailboxes.
> At minimum, this appears to be:
> a) It's always local and at some predefined location.
> b) Guess.
> c) Maildir and mbox
> d) Maildir and mbox
> Obviously, clients based on, say, c-client will be able to cope with
> many more mailbox formats and conventions than those coded
> independently. But c-client doesn't support Maildir, as I recall, so
> perhaps the base specification (The MUSTs, in IETF-speak) should only
> deal with mbox, with a SHOULD for Maildir. (And a MAY for all the
> others.)
> Dave.
I think current MUA's allready provide enough ease-of-use not to define something here at freedesktop. Unless end-users come with interresting shortcomings, but then again, we better make a MUA recommendation than.


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