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

Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter@stpeter.im> Fri, 27 January 2012 18:41 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] WGLC on draft-ietf-appsawg-xdash-02.txt
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On 1/27/12 11:40 AM, Dave CROCKER wrote:
> 
> 
> On 1/27/2012 10:34 AM, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Proposed text is always appreciated.:)
>>
>> It's not clear to me what function the third sentence serves; we don't
>> talk elsewhere about the misuse of parameters. With some editing, I
>> suggest:
>>
>> Because textual names of parameters (e.g., "hash-type" and
>> "x-hash-type") tend to appear in administrative and user interfaces much
>> more often than numbers that identify parameters (e.g., 7 or 0xa007),
>> this document discusses only parameters with textual names, not
>> parameters that are expressed with numbers.
> 
> 
> In fact I'm unclear about what problem the added text solves.  It seems
> to focus on issues that are out of scope for the draft.
> 
> At best, an aid to the reader to understand that scope seems sufficient,
> along the lines of Paul's prefatory sentence:
> 
>      The specification only cover parameter names, not numbers.

Brevity is good.