Re: [MEDIACTRL] Does a Control Package name include the version number

RahulSrivastava 71616 <rahuls@huawei.com> Tue, 20 July 2010 04:51 UTC

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From: RahulSrivastava 71616 <rahuls@huawei.com>
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Subject: Re: [MEDIACTRL] Does a Control Package name include the version number
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Agreed.
But care should be take not to use package name doesn't become a tunnel where all properiety information can be passed.

Regards,
Rahul


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----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Burger <eburger@standardstrack.com>
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:48 am
Subject: Re: [MEDIACTRL] Does a Control Package name include the version	number
To: Boulton Chris <chris@ns-technologies.com>
Cc: Saint-Andre Peter <stpeter@stpeter.im>, mediactrl@ietf.org

> I say (as an individual) "Nay, nay": Packages do whatever they 
> want.  Backwards compatibility is a nice fairy tale, but not 
> anything we really care about.  I offer packages are arbitrary, 
> opaque names. If they *happen* to end with /1.0 or /9.2993, great. 
> However, I would offer the protocol should not care or impose any 
> semantics about what the /mumble.foo means.
> 
> On Jul 7, 2010, at 3:47 PM, Chris Boulton wrote:
> 
> > Hi All,
> > 
> > As part of our IESG review the following has been identified:
> > 
> > Section 8.1
> > states:
> > The package name MUST also register a
> > version number for the package which is separated with a '/' symbol
> > e.g. package_name/1.0.
> > This could be taken to mean that (1) "package_name/1.0" is the 
> complete> package name or (2) "package_name" is the mere package 
> name and "1.0" is
> > the package version number. The ABNF appears to imply (1) 
> because it says:
> > 
> > Packages = "Packages:" SP package-name *(COMMA package-name)
> > package-name = alpha-num-token
> > alpha-num-token = ALPHANUM 3*31alpha-num-tokent-char
> > alpha-num-tokent-char = ALPHANUM / "." / "-" / "+" / "%" / "=" / "/"
> > 
> > This appears to allow "/" in the "mere package name". If so, how 
> will> software parse the complete package name to determine the 
> package> version number? Will it parse the complete package name 
> from the end and
> > split the name at the first "/" character it finds? Can the version
> > number include a "/" character? The ABNF does not appear to 
> disallow that.
> > 
> > 
> > What do we want to do with version?  I would suggest that we 
> soften the MUST requirement.
> > 
> > Chris.
> > 
> > 
> > -- 
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> > NS-Technologies
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