Re: [yam] Protocol Action: 'SMTP Service Extension for 8-bit MIME Transport' to Full Standard

Tony Hansen <tony@att.com> Mon, 15 March 2010 20:48 UTC

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Subject: Re: [yam] Protocol Action: 'SMTP Service Extension for 8-bit MIME Transport' to Full Standard
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We got one through! Congratulations team!

And the experiment continues.

	Tony Hansen

On 3/15/2010 4:31 PM, The IESG wrote:
> The IESG has approved the following document:
>
> - 'SMTP Service Extension for 8-bit MIME Transport '
>     <draft-ietf-yam-rfc1652bis-03.txt>  as a Full Standard
>
>
> This document is the product of the Yet Another Mail Working Group.
>
> The IESG contact persons are Alexey Melnikov and Lisa Dusseault.
>
> A URL of this Internet-Draft is:
> http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-ietf-yam-rfc1652bis-03.txt
>
> Technical Summary
>
>     This document defines an extension to the SMTP service (8BITMIME)
>     whereby an SMTP content body consisting of text containing octets
>     outside of the US-ASCII octet range (hex 00-7F) may be relayed using
>     SMTP.
>
> Working Group Summary
>
>     The YAM WG adopted a two-step approach to move this document to Full
>     Standard. The first step was a pre-evaluation of the existing
>     specification to identify changes and non-changes. The YAM WG
>     requested feedback from the IESG on those decisions. The second step
>     was to incorporate the changes into the document and ensure that any
>     implementation that conforms to the Draft Standard version of the
>     specification remains compliant with this document. There was no
>     controversy. There is consensus to move the specification to Full
>     Standard.
>
> Document Quality
>
>     The document has a high degree of technical maturity. In the 16
>     years since publication, this specification has become an integral
>     part of all professional SMTP software products and is widely
>     supported in Internet Mail operations. Ned Freed rewrote part of the
>     text in Section 3 as the Draft Standard version was published prior
>     to the introduction of key words to indicate requirement levels.
>
> Personnel
>
>     S. Moonesamy is the Document Shepherd for this document. Alexey
>     Melnikov is the Responsible Area Director.