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Subject: Fwd: RFC 2919 on List-Id
From: Paul Hoffman / IMC <phoffman @ imc . org>
Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2001 08:29:40 -0700
To: list-managers @ GreatCircle . COM

The "List-ID" RFC is finally published. It got delayed by the 
restatements of RFC 821 and RFC 822, which also just got published 
(as RFC 2821 and RFC 2822; cute, eh?).

--Paul Hoffman

>To: IETF-Announce: ;
>Subject: RFC 2919 on List-Id
>Cc: rfc-ed@ISI.EDU
>Date: Tue, 24 Apr 2001 16:50:44 -0700
>From: RFC Editor <rfc-ed@ISI.EDU>
>A new Request for Comments is now available in online RFC libraries.
>         RFC 2919
>         Title:	    List-Id: A Structured Field and Namespace for the
>                     Identification of Mailing Lists
>         Author(s):  R. Chandhok, G. Wenger
>         Status:     Standards Track
>	Date:       March 2001
>         Mailbox:,
>         Pages:      9
>         Characters: 18480
>         Updates/Obsoletes/SeeAlso:    None
>         I-D Tag:    draft-chandhok-listid-04.txt
>         URL:
>Software that handles electronic mailing list messages (servers
>and user agents) needs a way to reliably identify messages that
>belong to a particular mailing list.  With the advent of list
>management headers, it has become even more important
>to provide a unique identifier for a mailing list regardless of
>the particular host that serves as the list processor at any
>given time.
>The List-Id header provides a standard location for such an
>identifier.  In addition, a namespace for list identifiers
>based on fully qualified domain names is described.  This
>namespace is intended to guarantee uniqueness for list owners
>who require it, while allowing for a less rigorous namespace
>for experimental and personal use.
>By including the List-Id field, list servers can make it easier
>for mail clients to provide automated tools for users to
>perform list functions.  The list identifier can serve as a key
>to make many automated processing tasks easier, and hence more
>widely available.
>This is now a Proposed Standard Protocol.
>This document specifies an Internet standards track protocol for
>the Internet community, and requests discussion and suggestions
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