[Imap-protocol] Unordered FETCH replies
MRC at CAC.Washington.EDU
Sun Jul 22 21:31:28 PDT 2007
On Mon, 23 Jul 2007, Timo Sirainen wrote:
> Has anyone tried how badly clients would break if FETCH didn't send
> replies ordered by the sequence number? So for example:
> 1 fetch 1:* body.peek
> * 3 FETCH (BODY.PEEK "")
> * 1 FETCH (BODY.PEEK "")
> * 2 FETCH (BODY.PEEK "")
> 1 OK
No compliant client will break with this.
Nor, for that matter, will a compliant client break if the response for a
message is broken into multiple FETCH responses. Under certain
circumstances, UW imapd will do that.
Proper handling of this is a requirement of IMAP clients.
-- Mark --
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