[rfc-i] Proposed way forwards on backward compatibility with v2
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Mon Feb 17 13:11:54 PST 2014
On 2014-02-17 21:50, Dave Crocker wrote:
> On 2/17/2014 11:39 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>> - Say that, if there is ever a v4 format, it is possible for the
>> deprecated bits from v2 will be removed at that time.
> As rfc2822 demonstrates, that model doesn't work.
> And in this case it isn't appropriate to try. There is nothing 'broken'
> in the current version. There is merely the desire for some additional
There are certain things we'll want to discourage, because they are
workarounds for missing stuff. Whether we'll be able to remove those is
a separate question (I hope we can if there's sufficient time between
deprecation and removal).
Best regards, Julian
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