Re: [OAUTH-WG] Seeking Clarification: Potential Ambiguity in Specification

SM <sm@resistor.net> Mon, 09 January 2012 15:47 UTC

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Subject: Re: [OAUTH-WG] Seeking Clarification: Potential Ambiguity in Specification
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At 14:12 08-01-2012, agks mehx wrote:
>I reported this to the vendor and the vendor claims that the IETF 
>draft specification says scope is OPTIONAL and that means the vendor 
>is free to make it required in a conforming implementation.

If a bit is said to be optional, it means that it will not cause any 
interoperability issues if that bit is added or not added.  If the 
vendor claims that the bit is required in a conforming 
implementation, they are free to do so as the decision about what 
conforms of what does not conform is theirs alone.

 From your message, it is not clear whether you are:

   (i)  Asking for a clarification in a specification; or

   (ii) Trying to resolve a disagreement with a vendor.

Regards,
-sm