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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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-leiba-cotton-iana-5226bis-12.txt> (Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs) to Best Current Practice
Date: Sun, 5 Jun 2016 08:47:13 +0100
To: Ben Campbell <ben@nostrum.com>
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I do it quite a lot as well, it a good common point to find all of the RFCs, and current extensions that apply to a protocol.

That is one reason why I like the idea of including the history of the code point in the registry.

S

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> 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
> 
> S.