Re: [apps-discuss] WGLC on draft-ietf-appsawg-xdash-02.txt

SM <sm@resistor.net> Wed, 25 January 2012 03:36 UTC

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Date: Tue, 24 Jan 2012 19:17:39 -0800
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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] WGLC on draft-ietf-appsawg-xdash-02.txt
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Hi Paul,
At 15:03 24-01-2012, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>A different way to do the document would be a single paragraph: 
>"People have thought about this topic for over a decade, probably 
>much harder than you are thinking about this now. They often 
>disagreed with each other, indicating that you are not thinking hard 
>enough about your current choices. Whatever you choose to do with 
>respect to not-yet-defined parameters, you will likely regret the 
>choice if your protocol is at all popular." Such a concise document 
>is much easier to read and much less likely to be noticed than the current one.

The above express the idea in simple words.  There aren't any RFC 
2119 key words though.  That's highly inappropriate for a BCP. :-)

I suggest moving draft-ietf-appsawg-xdash-02 to Last Call it is 
written in a language which protocol designers ought to understand.

Regards,
-sm