[rfc-dist] RFC 4466 on Collected Extensions to IMAP4 ABNF

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Tue Apr 11 16:27:31 PDT 2006

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        RFC 4466

        Title:      Collected Extensions to IMAP4 ABNF 
        Author:     A. Melnikov, C. Daboo
        Status:     Standards Track
        Date:       April 2006
        Mailbox:    Alexey.Melnikov at isode.com, 
                    cyrus at daboo.name
        Pages:      17
        Characters: 33752
        Updates:    RFC2088, RFC2342, RFC3501, RFC3502, RFC3516

        I-D Tag:    draft-melnikov-imap-ext-abnf-08.txt

        URL:        http://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc4466.txt

Over the years, many documents from IMAPEXT and LEMONADE working groups,
as well as many individual documents, have added syntactic
extensions to many base IMAP commands described in RFC 3501.  For
ease of reference, this document collects most of such ABNF changes
in one place.

This document also suggests a set of standard patterns for adding
options and extensions to several existing IMAP commands defined in
RFC 3501.  The patterns provide for compatibility between existing
and future extensions.

This document updates ABNF in RFCs 2088, 2342, 3501, 3502, and 3516.  It
also includes part of the errata to RFC 3501.  This document doesn't
specify any semantic changes to the listed RFCs.  [STANDARDS TRACK]

This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.

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