[Extra] Adam Roach's Yes on draft-ietf-extra-sieve-special-use-04: (with COMMENT)

Adam Roach <adam@nostrum.com> Thu, 10 January 2019 02:49 UTC

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Subject: [Extra] Adam Roach's Yes on draft-ietf-extra-sieve-special-use-04: (with COMMENT)
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Adam Roach has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-extra-sieve-special-use-04: Yes

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Thanks to everyone who worked on this document. I have two minor suggestions for
improvement.

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§1:

>  It also adds
>  the ability to file messages into an anonymous personal mailbox that
>  has a particular special-use attribute assigned using a ":specialuse"
>  argument for the "fileinto" command [SIEVE].

I was perplexed by the use of "anonymous" (here and elsewhere in the document),
expecting it to be a term of art defined in some other RFC. I poked around at
the plausible references and didn't find anything.

After reading the rest of the document, I *think* the notion is that you're
talking about a mailbox that is identified by its special-use attribute rather
than its name. If that's the intention, it might be clearer to simply say
"unnamed;" or, barring that, perhaps clarify in the Introduction what is meant
by "anonymous."

(Yes, I get that "unnamed" and "anonymous" are technically synonyms, but
"anonymous" typically is used as a term of art corresponding to personal
anonymity in the context of communications, making its use confusing in this
context without any additional explanation)

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§2:

>  The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
>  "SHOULD", "SHOULD NOT", "RECOMMENDED", "MAY", and "OPTIONAL" in this
>  document are to be interpreted as described in [KEYWORDS].

Please use RFC 8174 boilerplate.