Re: Last Call: <draft-leiba-cotton-iana-5226bis-12.txt> (Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs) to Best Current Practice

Stewart Bryant <stewart.bryant@gmail.com> Sun, 05 June 2016 18:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-leiba-cotton-iana-5226bis-12.txt> (Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs) to Best Current Practice
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> On 5 Jun 2016, at 13:43, Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com> wrote:
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>> On 5 Jun 2016, at 00:53, Ben Campbell <ben@nostrum.com> wrote:
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>> On 4 Jun 2016, at 18:22, Stephen Farrell wrote:
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>> On 04/06/16 23:59, Ben Campbell wrote:
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>> If people think that readers don't use the registries to find the specs,
>> that opens up much bigger questions about required author hoop-jumping.
>> 
>> That was the assertion in the earlier discussion.
>> 
>> And I'd not be surprised if starting from an IANA registry were very
>> rare.
>> 
>> I have personally done that considerably more than once. In the SIP world, there are lots of extensions, so it's not all that rare to do the "what's this tag about?" dance
>> 
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> Me too (for IMAP and other things). Maybe IANA is a starting point for "advanced" users, but I think it does serve a very useful purpose for developers.

Isn't it also a starting point for some people doing network debug. I.e. People trying to figure out what is happening by looking at a packet trace.

Stewart

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