Re: [DNSOP] Working Group Last Call for: draft-ietf-dnsop-attrleaf

Dave Crocker <> Thu, 12 July 2018 01:59 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] Working Group Last Call for: draft-ietf-dnsop-attrleaf
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On 7/6/2018 8:22 AM, Stephane Bortzmeyer wrote:
> Editorial: I would prefer all occurrences of "right-most" to be
> replaced by "most general", to emphasize that it is not the position
> which matters, it is the closeness to the root.
> Editorial: 'that is they are the "top" of a DNS branch, under a
> "parent" domain name.' I assume that "top" is used instead of "apex"
> because the sentence does not always refer to the top of a zone?

So, this turned into a niggling 'thing' for me and produced a collection 
of small changes.

The basic model now is to introduce the issue early in the document and 
dispatch it once, and then use a single term for the rest of the 
document, without all the distractingly redundant clarifications.

So there's now text in attrleaf that explains about hierarchy, top, 
highest, and the original presentation convention of right, but noting 
that other presentations are possible.

It then declares the term 'global' as referring to the node name of 
interest and only uses that term in the rest of the document.  (Well, 
there are a couple of places where 'highest' was needed as clarification.)

The -fix document doesn't stand alone, so it merely continues the 
convention and does not re-explain it.

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking