[CLSABRT, NEW DRAFT] KEP #9: Storage of configuration and application control information

Gunnar Wrobel wrobel at horde.org
Mon Sep 12 05:47:35 CEST 2011

Quoting "Georg C. F. Greve" <greve at kolabsys.com>:

> Dear all,
> Gunnar asked a "good question" (tm) and in the result I think it  
> made sense to
> get back to the drafting table on the issue of values for annotations.
> Gunnar's mail and the resulting thread are here:
> 	http://kolab.org/pipermail/kolab-format/2011-September/001445.html
> and the resulting updated draft is now available in its usual place:
> 	KEP 9: Storage of configuration and application control information
> 	http://wiki.kolab.org/User:Greve/Drafts/KEP:9
> The most important changes are:
> 	(a) Clarify this is binding for the '/vendor/kolab/' namespace
> 		Third party applications SHOULD conform, but can decide otherwise
> 		if they have strong reasons. They MUST however document what they
> 		are doing so there is no undocumented annotation shipped
> 	(b) Clarify explicitly which RFC allows which kinds of values, and wrap
> 		it into UTF-8 as string or JSON explicit rule, with an emergency
> 		fallback for Base64 in case we run into issues we cannot foresee.
> 	(c) Rationale for the whole thing added to document the background.

Looks good.

> Please take a look and make sure it is consistent and sensible.
> Please also help me confirm that
> 	(a) Cyrus & Dovecot *actually* conform to the UTF-8 rule
> 	(b) Our Z-Push backend *actually* encodes to UTF-8 JSON

The problem never was the backend server but our Kolab specific PHP patch.




> Then hopefully we can re-issue the closing call some time next week.
> Best regards,
> Georg
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