[Imap-protocol] Re: [Alpine-alpha] Gmail + Alpine + IMAP keywords
dave at cridland.net
Mon Oct 29 15:39:41 PDT 2007
On Mon Oct 29 21:18:25 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.
An alternative would be a standard mechanism for descriptive names of
keywords, which a clever client could then use in lieu of the atoms
in its UI. Clients could then query the server for the human-readable
label for the keyword - everything is, of course, soluble given an
additional layer of indirection.
I'm not saying I prefer this, but it might be easier to go this
route, and it doesn't preclude a UTF-8 variant of the FLAGS fetch
item from using this directly in the future.
Dave Cridland - mailto:dave at cridland.net - xmpp:dwd at jabber.org
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