From: Charles Lindsey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Thu Sep 04 1997 - 07:27:06 CDT
On Thu, 4 Sep 1997 12:03:59 +0100
Jacob Palme <email@example.com> said...
> Method 1: Register the new header with the IANA registry of e-mail
> headers. This involves a check that someone else is not using the
> same header for a different purpose, and can also involve a check
> if someone else already is using a header which you might use instead
> of inventing a new header. For more information, see
> draft-drums-MHRegistry-01.txt (to be replaced by a reference to the
> corresponding RFC).
I don't think you are allowed to go to IANA with a new header unless you
are producing a standards-track RFC to cover it at the same time, or
unless some RFC lays down some specific procedure for IANA to register
further headers specifically related to that RFC. I believe there are
also procedures for headers for use in experimental applications, but
even then there will be various hoops to be jumped through.
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