Re: [Doh] meta qtypes

Stephane Bortzmeyer <bortzmeyer@nic.fr> Thu, 22 March 2018 08:46 UTC

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On Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 10:11:21AM +0000,
 Patrick McManus <pmcmanus@mozilla.com> wrote 
 a message of 122 lines which said:

> Restating just that is less objectionable but we run the risk of
> introduce subtle mistakes when all we want is redundancy. We're much
> better off just including HTTP by reference as we're doing.

I understand, but what about a non-normative appendix saying "This is
non-normative text. The normative references is RFC [insert HTTP RFC
number(s)]. Nevertheless, here is some guidance for the people who are
not familiar with HTTP: [insert Tony Finch's proposed list of common
error cases and recommended error codes]."