Re: [dmarc-ietf] [Gen-art] [Last-Call] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-dmarc-psd-08

Alessandro Vesely <vesely@tana.it> Sat, 23 January 2021 11:28 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dmarc-ietf] [Gen-art] [Last-Call] Genart last call review of draft-ietf-dmarc-psd-08
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On Sat 23/Jan/2021 01:55:05 +0100 Kurt Andersen (b) wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 22, 2021 at 3:06 PM Tim Wicinski <tjw.ietf@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
>> Here's the paragraph in question
>>
>>      <t>To determine the organizational domain for a message under evaluation,
>>         and thus where to look for a policy statement, DMARC makes use of a Public Suffix
>>         List. The process for doing this can be found in Section 3.2 of the DMARC
>>         specification.</t>
>>
> 
> The concern that I have with this wording is that it is (potentially)
> misleading. "How" DMARC determines the org domain does not matter at all to
> this spec. The important point is that we go to "org-1" in the tree for
> this extra lookup.


+1.  If we don't assume that readers already know what the PSL is, trying to 
establish that context in the Introduction is only a complication.  Later on, 
when Section 3 explains technicalities, the PSL has full citizenship.


jm2c
Ale
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