Re: [Gen-art] Genart last call review of draft-nottingham-rfc5785bis-08

Erik Kline <ek@loon.co> Wed, 06 February 2019 20:04 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Gen-art] Genart last call review of draft-nottingham-rfc5785bis-08
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On Wed, 6 Feb 2019 at 06:39, Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>; wrote:
>
> > > [3] Naive question: do we want a statement about reserving/agreeing to never
> > > allocate "example" in the .well-known space?
> >
> > Good question! I'm neutral on this; does anyone have strong feelings?
>
> I wouldn't say my feelings are strong, but I think it's unnecessary.
> The reason we have IP addresses and domain names set aside for example
> use is that otherwise anything we put in documents might wind up in
> actual use and result in nuisance traffic or worse.  If we publish an
> example of .well-known in some document and decide to use "frobozz"
> for the example, and "frobozz" some day winds up in actual use, what's
> the harm.
>
> Also, how useful is it to have exactly one example string?  Maybe we'd
> need to assign anything that begins with "example-" as a reserved
> string.  And then we're not far from "X-", and we know where that got
> us.[RFC6648]

Fair enough.

Mark used example.com-metadata in the doc, IIRC, which I think makes
it pretty clear that the example space is plenty large enough.

Thanks.