Re: [apps-discuss] status and name

Dave CROCKER <dhc@dcrocker.net> Mon, 14 November 2011 22:05 UTC

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On 11/15/2011 5:53 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:

> The same principle has emerged from discussions on the "Happy IANA" list (i.e.,
> registration of parameters does not imply advancement along a standardization
> path). I sense a theme...


It's actually closer to a principle.

It is extremely natural to want names to carry deep semantics.  It's an easy 
place to put parametric information.  Unfortunately it seems to always create 
problems, most notably when there is a change in state, which is exactly the 
concern we are dealing with in the draft.

d/


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