Re: [Doh] terminology: "DNS API"

Sara Dickinson <sara@sinodun.com> Fri, 08 June 2018 12:15 UTC

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> On 6 Jun 2018, at 15:58, Tony Finch <dot@dotat.at>; wrote:
> 
> Can we amend the document to replace "DNS API server" with "DNS-over-HTTPS
> server" or "DoH server" please?

+1 on this (since also in practice ‘DoH server’ seems to be the term everyone is using)

What was the reason that this name was chosen?

Sara. 

> 
> To me, "DNS API" suggests something like getaddrinfo() or getdns. I
> understand that in the web world, "API" suggests something-over-HTTP
> that isn't a web page, but even in this context I feel I should expect a
> protocol involving more JSON.
> 
> Tony.
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