Re: [mpls] Should we split draft-bryant-mpls-synonymous-flow-labels into arch and application

"Andrew G. Malis" <agmalis@gmail.com> Mon, 21 September 2015 10:12 UTC

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Date: Mon, 21 Sep 2015 06:11:58 -0400
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Subject: Re: [mpls] Should we split draft-bryant-mpls-synonymous-flow-labels into arch and application
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Stewart,

As Loa said, it's still an individual draft, so it's up to you!

Cheers,
Andy


On Mon, Sep 21, 2015 at 5:32 AM, Stewart Bryant <stbryant@cisco.com> wrote:

> Andy
>
> Worrying about the work needed to process the drafts (which will be quite
> small) is putting
> the cart before the horse.
>
> What is important is clarity of ideas and clarity of understanding by the
> reader. The IETF
> is somewhat unique in it's production of micro specs that provide
> separation of ideas
> and this has served us well over the years.
>
> Whilst the draft started out as an RFC6374 solution, the technology
> proposed has a
> more universal application.
>
> It therefore makes sense to me to produce a description of base technology
> uncluttered
> by a detailed solution to an application, and a separate text on the
> application.
>
> - Stewart
>
>
>
>
> On 19/09/2015 17:28, Andrew G. Malis wrote:
>
> Loa,
>
> If this was a big effort, I'd say go for the split, but it's a short draft
> so I don't really see the need to double the overhead work for the WG,
> chairs, ADs, and RFC Editor for what would be two very short drafts!
>
> Cheers,
> Andy
>
>
> On Sat, Sep 19, 2015 at 12:07 PM, Loa Andersson <loa@pi.nu> wrote:
>
>> Working Group,
>>
>> I have not seen any responses to this mail from Stewart! Take a look
>> and see if you have an opinion.
>>
>> /Loa
>>
>>
>> On 2015-08-17 17:50, Stewart Bryant wrote:
>>
>>> At the last IETF the question arose as to what the correct
>>> document structure should be for the synonymous
>>> label work.
>>>
>>> The core draft is: draft-bryant-mpls-synonymous-flow-labels
>>> which is a mixture pure SFL work and RFC6374 applications
>>> work.
>>>
>>> My inclination is to split the draft in two to separate the
>>> SFL architecture from the RFC6374 application. However I
>>> would like to take the sense of the WG on this.
>>>
>>> I know that there needs to be more work on requirements
>>> and will do a word by word review of that text and make proposals
>>> and of course review comments on any of these texts are
>>> always welcome.
>>>
>>> - Stewart
>>>
>>>
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