[MORG] draft-ietf-morg-multimailbox-search-05

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Mon, 10 January 2011 21:35 UTC

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On Mon, Jan 10, 2011 at 3:45 PM,  <Internet-Drafts@ietf.org> wrote:
> A New Internet-Draft is available from the on-line Internet-Drafts directories.
> This draft is a work item of the Message Organization Working Group of the IETF.
>        Title           : IMAP4 Multimailbox SEARCH Extension
>        Author(s)       : B. Leiba, A. Melnikov
>        Filename        : draft-ietf-morg-multimailbox-search-05.txt
>        Pages           : 10
>        Date            : 2011-01-10
> The IMAP4 specification allows the searching only of the selected
> mailbox.  A user often wants to search multiple mailboxes, and a
> client that wishes to support this must issue a series of SELECT and
> SEARCH commands, waiting for each to complete before moving on to the
> next.  This extension allows a client to search multiple mailboxes
> with one command, limiting the round-trips and waiting for various
> searches to complete, and not requiring disruption of the currently
> selected mailbox.  This also uses MAILBOX and TAG fields in ESEARCH
> responses, allowing a client to pipeline the searches if it chooses.
> A URL for this Internet-Draft is:
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-morg-multimailbox-search-05.txt

Alexey and I believe that this version is ready for last call.  Will
the (other) chairs please initiate WGLC on this version as soon as

Two things to note:

1. We have resolved the open issues in the document, and we think it's
now complete.

2. We have changed the target status of this from standards track to
experimental.  We think there isn't strong enough consensus to go for
standards track, given the possible interactions with other