Re: [Emu] Question for draft-ietf-emu-tls-eap-types-03

Carolin Baumgartner <latze@angry-red-pla.net> Mon, 05 July 2021 14:20 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Emu] Question for draft-ietf-emu-tls-eap-types-03
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On 7/3/21 1:57 PM, Alan DeKok wrote:
> On Jul 3, 2021, at 7:47 AM, Eliot Lear <lear@lear.ch> wrote:
>> I don't think Tim could be blamed for holding the view that there is a separation between specifications and how they are used. There's good and bad to the practice.  The good is that the spec can be used in ways that the creators didn't intend, and thus perahsp there are fewer unnecessary constraints.
>>
>> On the other hand, not having a theory of operation section, as we do have in a good number of our specs, leads to people really not understanding when they are applicable, and perhaps more importantly, when they are not.
>    People don't even understand how to use the specs as intended. We're essentially telling people "EAP methods are applicable in these situations, but good luck actually trying to get them deployed, you're on your own".
I agree and out of experience everything that leaves just a little bit 
room of interpretation ("you can do it this way or that way") ends up in 
misinterpretions or gaps and causes good ideas to fail.