[Imap-protocol] Re: [Alpine-alpha] Gmail + Alpine + IMAP keywords
MRC at CAC.Washington.EDU
Mon Oct 29 14:47:16 PDT 2007
On Mon, 29 Oct 2007, Philip Guenther wrote:
> The characters in atom-specials can't be included directly in flag names and
> they can't be encoded in modified-UTF-7, so simply saying "flag names should
> be interpreted as being in modified-UTF-7" would not be sufficient to let
> gmail represent all possible label names.
Since we are defining as-yet non-existant new semantics for keywords, we
can do with them as we please.
The rules of MUTF7 are basically restrictions for MUTF7 in mailbox names
which are astrings. We could remove those restrictions for MUTF7 flags.
Granted, this is a mess; but it's a message to not break old clients while
we move forward to UTF-8.
IMHO, UTF-8 flags should probably be astrings. Since clients will have to
be updated anyway to use them, this wouldn't break anything.
-- Mark --
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