Question: Individual annotations vs One large annotation (conceptual riddle for the interested)

Jeroen van Meeuwen (Kolab Systems) vanmeeuwen at
Wed Oct 19 11:06:42 CEST 2011

Georg C. F. Greve wrote:
> Hi all,

Hi all,

during a phone call yesterday, Georg pointed out the RFC for METADATA allows 
obtaining the annotations for a folder by wildcard. I have verified this to 
also be available in the current ANNOTATEMORE draft implementation in Cyrus 
IMAP 2.4.

This means that "old" clients unaware of new annotations associated with new 
features / use-cases would still be able to obtain the annotations for said 
new features, though not aware of the functional implementation of the 
configuration values associated with the annotation.

That said, Georg and myself continue to deliberate on the topic of conflict 
detection, where two features part of separate use-cases may both influence 
folder display, folder contents display, folder generation, folder content 
generation and/or other application behavior in some way that makes feature $x 
mutually exclusive with feature $y.

Kind regards,

Jeroen van Meeuwen

Senior Engineer, Kolab Systems AG

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