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

"Murray S. Kucherawy" <msk@cloudmark.com> Wed, 25 January 2012 20:33 UTC

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Peter Saint-Andre [mailto:stpeter@stpeter.im]
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> Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] WGLC on draft-ietf-appsawg-xdash-02.txt
> 
> Why drop the "X-" on existing parameters? Yes, that wasn't such a great
> idea, but the parameters exist, so there's no need to change them.

I guess I'm thinking of those applications that produce X- fields where nothing (apparently) consumes them in an automated way.  In those cases, renaming and registering is harmless.

Those that do need a transition plan, which is typically "accept/expect either form" in my experience.