Re: [DNSOP] the power of ideas

Dave Crocker <> Mon, 03 April 2017 20:33 UTC

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On 4/3/2017 1:00 PM, Paul Vixie wrote:
> with or without an applicability statement, the underlying message of an rfc
> from the dnsop working group is not "we think this is good engineering" but
> rather "if you want to do this in a way that interoperates with others who are
> also doing it, here is one way to achieve that result."
> so, phrases like "should not be" are irrelevant in this place at this time.

There's a legitimate substitute for the should(not) statements: 
Statements of implication.

Along with describing the how, describing what will ensue, is likely to 
ensue, or is at least a possibility.  These might even be labeled 
'downsides' or 'upsides' if the authors want to get frisky.

Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking