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Keith Moore writes:
> I would like to see mail and news be as similar as possible. If you
> can get *users* to embrace mnemonic, it should fit in just fine with
> both mail and news -- if both are based on MIME.
> But you may find that it takes more time to get widespread acceptance
> of mnemonic, than it does to deploy real MIME mail readers!
Yeah, it takes time. And hard work. About users embracing things,
that is not so easy. They do what is possible to them, and it is in fact
not the users who decide, but the system administrator, and then in
some cases - it is the recommendations and services of the network
provider. And they do what is possible, that is - what can be easily
installed, and what interacts with other systems in the best way.
So that depend on implementors, and they implement what is required
(mandatory) and what is nice and easy, at least in the first round.
Then they wait for customer response. mnemonics did not make the
'required' list in the first round, and was thus not widely implemented,
althoug some significant implementations exist.
Some agreement and general recommendations from IETF would certainly