Re: [netmod] "iana" in yang modules' name/namespace/prefix

"Acee Lindem (acee)" <acee@cisco.com> Fri, 20 July 2018 14:01 UTC

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From: "Acee Lindem (acee)" <acee@cisco.com>
To: Martin Vigoureux <martin.vigoureux@nokia.com>, "netmod@ietf.org" <netmod@ietf.org>
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Subject: Re: [netmod] "iana" in yang modules' name/namespace/prefix
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Hi Martin, 
I would prefer not using "reg" since it will always be an abbreviation for a machine language register to me. I'd favor using "registry" in the module name and the more cryptic "reg" in the module prefix. 
Thanks,
Acee 

´╗┐On 7/20/18, 9:46 AM, "netmod on behalf of Martin Vigoureux" <netmod-bounces@ietf.org on behalf of martin.vigoureux@nokia.com>; wrote:

    Hello
    
    As part of a recent IESG review (of draft-bfd-yang) a point came up on 
    the use of "iana" in yang modules' name/namespace/prefix.
    This is typically used in the case where the module refers to an IANA 
    maintained registry. However, the point raised was that the name of the 
    registry operator might not always be IANA, and that using that name 
    might not put modules on the most stable deployment footing under all 
    possible circumstances.
    
    On top of that, as far as I can tell, the use of "iana" is an 
    undocumented convention.
    
    So, I wanted to collect views:
    on whether a convention should be documented,
    and, with regards to the point raised in IESG, on whether that keyword 
    should be changed going forward. In that context, what about "reg" (for 
    registry) or "regop" (for registry operator)? Other proposals are welcome.
    
    Thanks
    -m
    
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