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Re: Intent to revive "expires" header from draft-ietf-mailext-new-fields-15
Hector Santos wrote:
A 'color-me-grey-date:' header (or 'only relevant before' or 'pointless
after' or whatever) would be much more acceptable to me than 'expires' -
the word 'expires' suggests that it means that the message *expires*
after that date. When it has expired, it is no longer, it is bereft of
life, gone to meet its maker etc etc.That's different from 'colored
grey' (or Norwegian Blue, if that's more acceptable). If you mean
'expires' use 'expires'. If you mean 'less relevant after' then call the
Well, it shouldn't be called "Expires" then. Call it something else.
I like "Color-me-Gray-Date:" <g>
Calling it expires or anything close to it, and intentionally ignoring
the complete picture, IMV, will make it highly probable it will be
used not as it was intended. Especially when it is get mixed in with
other 2822 expiration concepts - DKIM.
Don't use the wrong header name just because someone else used it ages
ago for something slightly different and then deprecated it and you want
to un-deprecate it. Use the right header name, or don't use anything.