[NNTP] LIST OVERFIEW.FMT capability
urs at akk.org
Wed May 25 04:03:09 PDT 2005
On Wed, May 25, 2005 at 11:31:26AM +0100, Clive D.W. Feather wrote:
> > e.g. is the following (not very usefull) answer allowed
> > [C] CAPABILITIES
> > [S] 101 Capability list:
> > [S] VERSION 2
> > [S] READER
> > [S] LIST ACTIVE NEWSGROUPS OVERFIEW.FMT
> > [S] .
> > or must OVER be implemented if LIST OVERFIEW.FMT is advertised.
> No. It's the other way round: LIST OVERVIEW.FMT must be implemented if OVER
> is advertised.
> Consider an implementation that provides XOVER but not OVER. It can
> advertise LIST OVERVIEW.FMT but can't advertise OVER.
but such an implemenatation usualy doesn't understand CAPABILITIES -
anyway if LIST OVERVIEW.FMT in CAPABILITIES implies that the server
supports OVER or not: this should be clarified in the document as it
currently seems not to be clear (that's what I wanted to point out).
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