[Imap-protocol] IMAP/Pine List query
arnt at gulbrandsen.priv.no
Fri Aug 4 00:35:20 PDT 2006
Mark Crispin writes:
> Are you saying that your mail store does not have INBOX? /inbox is
> not equivalent to INBOX.
> Or are you saying that your mail store has INBOX, but does not respond
> with any data to the command
> tag LIST INBOX %
> If so, it should; that command matches INBOX.
RFC 3501, page 41, says this on the subject:
If the reference argument is not a level of mailbox
hierarchy (that is, it is a \NoInferiors name), and/or
the reference argument does not end with the hierarchy
delimiter, it is implementation-dependent how this is
interpreted. For example, a reference of "foo/bar" and
mailbox name of "rag/baz" could be interpreted as
"foo/bar/rag/baz", "foo/barrag/baz", or "foo/rag/baz".
Pine's reference name does not end with a hierarchy separator and
Richard's server's empty response fits two of the three explicitly
sanctioned possibilities. Sounds OK to me.
As for pine, it is a client and page 41 continues:
A client SHOULD NOT use such a reference argument except
at the explicit request of the user.
(I'll reply to your other email later.)
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