[Extra] Spencer Dawkins' No Objection on draft-ietf-extra-imap-replace-02: (with COMMENT)

Spencer Dawkins <spencerdawkins.ietf@gmail.com> Wed, 24 October 2018 03:59 UTC

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Subject: [Extra] Spencer Dawkins' No Objection on draft-ietf-extra-imap-replace-02: (with COMMENT)
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Spencer Dawkins has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-extra-imap-replace-02: No Objection

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COMMENT:
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I'm curious about one point -

   In its simplest form, the REPLACE command is a single-command
   encapsulation of APPEND, STORE +flags \DELETED and UID EXPUNGE for a
   message, except that it avoids any of the quota implications or
   intermediate states associated with the 3 command sequence.  In
   handling a REPLACE command, a server MUST NOT generate a response
   code for the STORE +flags \DELETED portion of the sequence.
   Additionally, servers supporting the REPLACE command MUST NOT infer
   any inheritance of content, flags, or annotations from the message
   being replaced.  Finally, the replaced and replacing messages SHOULD
   NOT be present in the mailbox at the same time.

I can imagine that having the replaced and replacing messages present at the
same time is better than having the replaced message deleted and the replacing
message not stored due to quota limits when pipelining APPEND, STORE, EXPUNGE,
but is SHOULD the right level of requirement language here? Is MUST just a
non-starter?