Re: [apps-discuss] Review of draft-ietf-appsawg-file-scheme

"Murray S. Kucherawy" <> Tue, 12 April 2016 23:21 UTC

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On Tue, Apr 12, 2016 at 4:29 PM, Dave Crocker <> wrote:

> [...]
> In technical terms, document seems to suffer some confusion about its role
> as a format specification, versus as a protocol specification.  I believe
> this issue is basic and important.  It needs to be resolved.
> For a specification involving such a potentially and presumably important
> capability, I think significant community support should be required...
> unless the spec is to be offered as Experimental, which is the most I'm
> inclined to recommend at this point...

Thanks, Dave.  I've consulted with our ADs and they're fine with keeping
APPSAWG open to process this document so long as we see continued work on
its development.  If it goes stale again for too long, we'll likely shut
down without completing this final milestone and pass the document over to
DISPATCH for disposition under their handling model.  If we're sure we want
Standards Track, that will mean sponsorship by an AD, or a (likely
small/short) working group to finish it off.

Matthew, do you have the time to put into closing this out?