Re: [netmod] draft netmod charter update proposal

Juergen Schoenwaelder <j.schoenwaelder@jacobs-university.de> Wed, 01 March 2017 20:39 UTC

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Subject: Re: [netmod] draft netmod charter update proposal
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On Wed, Mar 01, 2017 at 11:45:13AM +0100, Ladislav Lhotka wrote:
> 
> But, if my memory serves me well, you have always insisted on being able to do the roundtrip conversion between XML and JSON (without using the data model, or in anydata). 
>

I still think this was/is desirable but it does not matter whether the
term is encoding or representation.

> >> - it is important to think about what representation to use for a given use case (this may influence the choice of protocols and/or tools).
> > 
> > The same has always been true before as well.
> 
> At one point, it looked like XML will be the mandatory "encoding" for RESTCONF, despite my fierce opposition, as if it was the the same as requiring everybody to support UTF-8. Fortunately this was eventually overturned.
>

Again, whether something is mandatory or not does not depend on
whether it is called encoding or representation.

> > In other words, if we make this change, we may consider to have this
> > explicitly mentioned in both charters.
> 
> I don't mind although I don't think it is *that* important.

For me, it is important that we have a plan to adopt a new terminology
everywhere. If we do not have such a plan, I am strongly in favour to
stick with terminology that so far we use consistently.

/js

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