RE: Mail lives forever (Re: Bill Joy kicks around XML for fun :-)

From: Mike Dierken (
Date: Mon Feb 26 2001 - 17:18:44 PST

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Stephen D. Williams []
> Sent: Monday, February 26, 2001 1:56 PM
> The difference between RFC822 headers and a nice XML envelope format is
> just a matter of syntactic sugar, although simplifying line continuation
> is a nice goal.
> The IETF IMPP guys convinced me that it is good to support both XML and
> canonical IETF header conventions in some generic data
compression/encoding stuff I'm working on.
> I wouldn't bother converting messages as you'd gain nothing by it.
I'd like to write a gateway that talks IMAP,LDAP,NNTP,etc. to send XML to a
browser (only upon request of course) & use XSL to do the transform.

XML would be useful in this situation.

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