Re: [precis] I-D Action: draft-ietf-precis-7564bis-09.txt

Sam Whited <sam@samwhited.com> Sun, 17 September 2017 19:13 UTC

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From: Sam Whited <sam@samwhited.com>
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Subject: Re: [precis] I-D Action: draft-ietf-precis-7564bis-09.txt
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On Thu, Sep 14, 2017, at 21:04, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> What needs fixing? We added explanatory text about idempotence, and
> there will also be an example of such in the RFC version.

That is not enough. Someone writing a PRECIS implementation *might* see
that. Someone actually using the PRECIS implementation (eg. the author
of an XMPP Client, Spotify, etc.) will most likely not see that. If
they're lucky, the text will have been copied over into the
implementations documentation. That's a lot of "if's".

> Please note that these documents are now in AUTH48 (very final edits
> before publication). So speak now or forever hold your peace!

I brought this up earlier as well. I wanted to bring it up again because
the Nickname profile is getting so close to being published again with
something that I think is possibly a security concern and that needs to
be fixed since we won't have this opportunity again.

—Sam