3.1.1 Abstract Data Model

This section specifies a conceptual model of possible data organization that an implementation maintains to participate in this protocol. The described organization is provided to facilitate the explanation of how the protocol behaves. This document does not mandate that implementations adhere to this model as long as their external behavior is consistent with that described in this document.

All data necessary for the Search Folder List Configuration Protocol is persisted in the search folder definition message, the properties of which are specified in section 2.2.1. The data is used to create and maintain search folder containers, as specified in section 2.2.2.