draft-ietf-imapext-sort-04.txt   draft-ietf-imapext-sort-05.txt 
IMAP Extensions Working Group M. Crispin IMAP Extensions Working Group M. Crispin
INTERNET-DRAFT: IMAP SORT K. Murchison INTERNET-DRAFT: IMAP SORT K. Murchison
Document: internet-drafts/draft-ietf-imapext-sort-04.txt August 2000 Document: internet-drafts/draft-ietf-imapext-sort-05.txt August 2000
INTERNET MESSAGE ACCESS PROTOCOL - SORT EXTENSION INTERNET MESSAGE ACCESS PROTOCOL - SORT EXTENSION
Status of this Memo Status of this Memo
This document is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with This document is an Internet-Draft and is in full conformance with
all provisions of Section 10 of RFC 2026. all provisions of Section 10 of RFC 2026.
Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering Internet-Drafts are working documents of the Internet Engineering
Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that Task Force (IETF), its areas, and its working groups. Note that
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http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html. http://www.ietf.org/shadow.html.
A revised version of this document will be submitted to the RFC A revised version of this document will be submitted to the RFC
editor as an Informational Document for the Internet Community. editor as an Informational Document for the Internet Community.
A revised version of this draft document, describing an expanded A revised version of this draft document, describing an expanded
version of this protocol extension, will be submitted to the RFC version of this protocol extension, will be submitted to the RFC
editor as a Proposed Standard for the Internet Community. editor as a Proposed Standard for the Internet Community.
Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested, and should Discussion and suggestions for improvement are requested, and should
be sent to ietf-imapext@IMC.ORG. This document will expire before 10 be sent to ietf-imapext@IMC.ORG. This document will expire before 1
January 2001. Distribution of this memo is unlimited. March 2001. Distribution of this memo is unlimited.
Abstract Abstract
This document describes an experimental server-based sorting This document describes an experimental server-based sorting
extension to the IMAP4rev1 protocol, as implemented by the University extension to the IMAP4rev1 protocol, as implemented by the University
of Washington's IMAP toolkit. This extension provides substantial of Washington's IMAP toolkit. This extension provides substantial
performance improvements for IMAP clients which offer sorted views. performance improvements for IMAP clients which offer sorted views.
A server which supports this extension indicates this with a A server which supports this extension indicates this with a
capability name of "SORT". Client implementations SHOULD accept any capability name of "SORT". Client implementations SHOULD accept any
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Additional Responses Additional Responses
This response is an extension to the IMAP4rev1 base protocol. This response is an extension to the IMAP4rev1 base protocol.
The section heading of this response is intended to correspond with The section heading of this response is intended to correspond with
where it would be located in the main document. where it would be located in the main document.
7.2.SORT. SORT Response 7.2.SORT. SORT Response
Data: one or more numbers Data: zero or more numbers
The SORT response occurs as a result of a SORT or UID SORT The SORT response occurs as a result of a SORT or UID SORT
command. The number(s) refer to those messages that match the command. The number(s) refer to those messages that match the
search criteria. For SORT, these are message sequence numbers; search criteria. For SORT, these are message sequence numbers;
for UID SORT, these are unique identifiers. Each number is for UID SORT, these are unique identifiers. Each number is
delimited by a space. delimited by a space.
Example: S: * SORT 2 3 6 Example: S: * SORT 2 3 6
Formal Syntax of SORT commands and Responses Formal Syntax of SORT commands and Responses
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