Re: [DNSOP] New Version Notification for draft-sury-deprecate-obsolete-resource-records-00.txt

Paul Vixie <paul@redbarn.org> Mon, 26 March 2018 15:19 UTC

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Subject: Re: [DNSOP] New Version Notification for draft-sury-deprecate-obsolete-resource-records-00.txt
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Ondřej Surý wrote:
...
> I think that modifying (or removing stuff from) the DNS standard(s)
> MUST NOT be driven by “how simple it is”, but “how useful it is”.
>
> This would just lead into the situation that we would have two
> categories: “oh, that's too simple to remove” and “oh, that’s too
> difficult to remove” and nothing in between.

the dichotomy presented here is false. interoperability is a priority. 
the observations that you aren't using some feature, and that noone you 
know is using that feature, do not support a conclusion that the feature 
is not in use. the internet is bigger than what you can measure.

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P Vixie