Re: [precis] draft-whited-precis-test-vectors-00

"Tom Worster" <fsb@thefsb.org> Thu, 06 December 2018 16:56 UTC

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From: "Tom Worster" <fsb@thefsb.org>
To: "Sam Whited" <sam@samwhited.com>
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On 6 Dec 2018, at 11:27, Sam Whited wrote:

> I would love it if the ID could be easily machine readable too, but I 
> couldn't find a good way to do this. I can easily spit out a different 
> format from the tools that convert the Go unit tests to xml2rfc format 
> though, so I could probably publish something else like the UCD files 
> if it would be helpful to others.

My suggestion is that until we understand how the IETF can be useful in 
supporting this work, which was my first point, don't bother with 
RFC-style formatting.

Even if the ID would in the future progress on standards track, there's 
no clear formatting requirement for test vectors and nobody can argue 
with a straight face that torturing the data into the bizarre RFC-type 
paginated ascii text format does anyone any good whatsoever. So don't 
cross that bridge before someone lets you near it?

Tom