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Re: Proposed EU Directive on Electronic Commerce

  • To: Ragnar Lonn < >
    Dave Wilson < >
  • From: "Clive D.W. Feather" < >
  • Date: Mon, 18 Jan 1999 17:49:22 +0000
  • Cc: Piet Beertema < >

Ragnar Lonn said:
> Well, if the present POP/IMAP protocols allow users to look at
> headers without downloading the entire message,

They do. In fact, POP3 forces you to take all the headers; it doesn't have
any "some only" option.

> Anyhow, someone else (Piet?) wrote about the possible need to label
> UCE more specifically than just "Yes" or "No". I can imagine that the
> people who do decide they want some UCE may not want *all* UCE in
> the world, which is what they might get if they state to their ISP
> that they want UCE at all. Maybe a good idea would be to force all UCE to
> use the mandatory "X-UCE: Yes" but at the same time suggest them to
> use another non-mandatory header to more specifically say what kind of UCE
> they're sending - e.g. "X-UCE-Type:" or "X-UCE-Keywords:" like this:

I think just:

X-UCE: keywords

would suffice; a lack of keywords means "unclassified", and a lack of the
header means "not UCE".

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