Re: Introducing draft-6man-addresspartnaming

Doug Barton <> Thu, 14 April 2011 20:58 UTC

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On 04/14/2011 13:23, Richard Hartmann wrote:
> Hi all,
> after renaming to draft-hartmann-6man-addresspartnaming, I am still
> waiting for feedback.
> I am not sure how the exact procedures are: Does lack of feedback mean
> people are mostly OK with this or that no one cares?

To be painfully honest, most likely the latter, sorry. I've never had a 
problem with "field" as the description, and have never been confused 
because that's not a unique term. I agree with Karl that hextet is right 
out. I actually like the term quibble, because of (rather than in spite 
of) its alternate meaning, given how contentious various elements of v6 
design have been, and continue to be. (It also rhymes with nibble.)

OTOH, I did think of another candidate, felco (mash-up of "field between 
the colons"). Apparently this name is used by a brand of pruning shears, 
but I seriously doubt anyone would get them confused. My feelings won't 
be hurt if no one thinks this is an improvement, I'm ambivalent about it 
myself. :)




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