Re: I-D Action: draft-nottingham-safe-hint-06.txt

Matthew Kerwin <matthew@kerwin.net.au> Fri, 13 February 2015 02:08 UTC

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Subject: Re: I-D Action: draft-nottingham-safe-hint-06.txt
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On 13 February 2015 at 11:23, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com
> wrote:

> So, I am seriously wondering how the IETF would react to a
> proposal to standardise some other kind of hint in HTTP requests.
> For example, if you happen to like or hate the colour green,
> and/or ecologically-friendly solutions, how about a standard which
> contains text like the following?
>
> ​<snip>
>
>
> The more I look at this draft, the less it seems like a meaningful idea.
> The latest tweaks don't help.
>
>     Brian
>
>
​Maybe if lots of big players already had a "green" option right there on
their front page, it might gain some traction. Remember that "safe" is
codifying something people already do, but "green" isn't, and "puce"
probably never will be.​


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