[Imap-protocol] Unordered FETCH replies
arnt at gulbrandsen.priv.no
Mon Jul 23 12:56:14 PDT 2007
Mark Crispin writes:
> On Mon, 23 Jul 2007, Arnt Gulbrandsen wrote:
>> Yes, and no breakage. Clients break on many things they should handle
>> (try sending lowercase OK/NO/BAD ;) but that one seems fine.
> Which clients break on that?
I don't remember. Some bug tracking system may remember, but I've left
the relevant company and no longer have access to that information.
> They and their vendors should be publicly humiliated.
It went like this:
A fool made OK/NO/BAD lowercase sometimes and got it released. One day
later the first breaking client showed up. The fool saw that it was an
open source client (mutt, as it happens), and submitted a very simple
patch, and the patch was accepted at once. Over the next week, n more
clients showed up.
I wish uw, cyrus or courier would send lowercase IMAP keywords to flush
these bugs out.
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