Re: [Cellar] Conversation about a NON-IANA request in Matroska

Michael Richardson <mcr@sandelman.ca> Fri, 20 August 2021 02:55 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Cellar] Conversation about a NON-IANA request in Matroska
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Murray S. Kucherawy <superuser@gmail.com> wrote:
    > What I'm worried about is that picking a date effectively sets a flag day.
    > Have we ever successfully asserted a flag day in a standards action before?

It's not a flag day.
We don't have to coordinate upgrades.
A flag day means that we have to change both senders and receivers.

All receivers/readers will understand both.
It's just that senders will start marking with the new one.

    > But then the IETF has no control over whether anyone adheres to it, making
    > it effectively arbitrary anyway.

That's true.

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