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

Mark Andrews <marka@isc.org> Sun, 05 June 2016 13:17 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
In-reply-to: Your message of "Sun, 05 Jun 2016 13:43:44 +0100." <44E20DF1-FCFD-43EF-8DCA-8A27D35B19CE@isode.com>
Date: Sun, 05 Jun 2016 23:16:43 +1000
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In message <44E20DF1-FCFD-43EF-8DCA-8A27D35B19CE@isode.com>om>, Alexey Melnikov wr
ites:
> > On 5 Jun 2016, at 00:53, Ben Campbell <ben@nostrum.com> wrote:
> >
> > On 4 Jun 2016, at 18:22, Stephen Farrell wrote:
> >
> > On 04/06/16 23:59, Ben Campbell wrote:
> >
> > 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
> >
>
> 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.

And same here for DNS types.

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