Last Call: <draft-ietf-imapapnd-rfc2088bis-04.txt> (IMAP4 non-synchronizing literals) to Proposed Standard

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The IESG has received a request from the IMAP APPEND Extensions WG
(imapapnd) to consider the following document:
- 'IMAP4 non-synchronizing literals'
  <draft-ietf-imapapnd-rfc2088bis-04.txt> as Proposed Standard

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   The Internet Message Access Protocol (RFC 3501) contains the
   "literal" syntactic construct for communicating strings.  When
   sending a literal from client to server, IMAP requires the client to
   wait for the server to send a command continuation request between
   sending the octet count and the string data.  This document specifies
   an alternate form of literal that does not require this network round

   This document specifies 2 IMAP extensions: LITERAL+ and LITERAL-.
   LITERAL+ allows the alternate form of literals in all IMAP commands.
   LITERAL- is the same as LITERAL+, but disallows the alternate form of
   literals unless they are 4096 bytes or less.

   This document obsoletes RFC 2088.

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