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   Re: [xml-dev] more silly questions

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Perhaps Amy was circumspectly trying to direct discussion towards XML
and stuff related to XML. XML-DEV serves as an open, unmoderated list
supporting XML implementation and development. XML-DEV is for the
productive discussion of XML topics. As such, it must remain a place for
individuals concerned with XML and its future as an open-source
development resource.

So far, I haven't seen too much talk of XML.

William J. Kammerer

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michael Kay" <michael.h.kay@ntlworld.com>
To: "'Amelia A Lewis'" <amyzing@talsever.com>
Cc: <xml-dev@lists.xml.org>
Sent: Sunday, 08 February, 2004 01:18 PM
Subject: RE: [xml-dev] more silly questions

> How would an XML schema for email address this issue?

It wouldn't of course. But a redesign of the email protocols could. The
fundamental flaw in the system is the assumption that anyone in the
world, without proving their identity, has a right to send me garbage
and to use the bandwidth that I am paying for. The protocols are wrong
because they are designed to implement this wrong assumption.

The designers of the modern postal service got it right: the sender, not
the recipient, should pay. I still get junk mail through the letterbox,
but not 400 a day.

Michael Kay


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