XGTITLE and XPAT
julien at trigofacile.com
Sun Aug 24 08:55:23 UTC 2008
>> Should we keep XGTITLE?
>> Its 481 response code is bad. And there is no CAPABILITIES for it.
>> Moreover, LIST NEWSGROUPS [wildmat] does the same thing...
> I tended against dropping commands that still work. I don't know if any
> reader defaults to using XGTITLE these days (it sticks in my mind that it
> was an ANU News thing and maybe tin used it?). We don't need to advertise
> it; new clients should use LIST NEWSGROUPS instead. It's there for
> clients that just try it to see if it works.
But isn't it a problem to stick to RFC 2080 as for the answer codes?
481 Groups and descriptions unavailable
282 list of groups and descriptions follows
They are bad according to RFC 3977.
>> Should we keep XPAT?
> I don't think we should remove it, but I'm not sure it's ever going to
> become official.
Its answer codes are good.
> For a private extension like XPAT, we can take shortcuts
> that the working group couldn't and just describe INN's behavior.
The most private extension is for sure MODE CANCEL :)
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