Re: [apps-discuss] Comments on Malformed Message BCP draft

Dave Cridland <dave@cridland.net> Fri, 15 April 2011 16:54 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] Comments on Malformed Message BCP draft
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On Fri Apr 15 17:47:50 2011, Dave CROCKER wrote:
> 
> 
> On 4/15/2011 9:44 AM, Murray S. Kucherawy wrote:
>> The intended status of this document doesn't give any kind of  
>> standard status to malformations.  It recommends the safest way of  
>> handling them if you're in an environment where you have to do so  
>> rather than simply rejecting them.  And the reality is that we  
>> (the industry) usually have to do that, so it seems like a good  
>> idea to share the collected wisdom about the best/safest way to do  
>> so.
> 
> 
> Perhaps we need to add a new document classification, given this  
> long-term need to acknowledge and deal with real-world operational  
> pragmatics and the benefit of regularizing them:  Best Current Bad  
> Practices

I've heard the suggestion of LWP - Least Worst Practise - before.

Dave.
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