Re: [Extra] [EXT] Re: I-D Action: draft-ietf-extra-imap4rev2-15.txt

Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com> Thu, 03 September 2020 08:53 UTC

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On 02/09/2020 21:06, Stephan Bosch wrote:

> Hi Alexey,
>
> On 29/07/2020 17:55, Alexey Melnikov wrote:
>>>>    It is an error for the server to return both a \HasChildren and a
>>>>    \HasNoChildren attribute in the same LIST response.
>>>> -> Any recommendation for what clients should do if this does 
>>>> happen? Provisionally treat it as \HasChildren?
>
> No word on this? Do we want to avoid recommending error mitigation 
> strategies in the document?

I am still thinking about this. General answer is "sometimes" :-). Cases 
about malformed email messages are the most difficult to decide.

In this particular case I think if both are present, the client needs to 
pretend that neither is set and behave accordingly.


Best Regards,

Alexey