Re: Alissa Cooper's No Objection on draft-ietf-rtgwg-routing-types-16: (with COMMENT)

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From: "Acee Lindem (acee)" <>
To: Alissa Cooper <>, The IESG <>
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Subject: Re: Alissa Cooper's No Objection on draft-ietf-rtgwg-routing-types-16: (with COMMENT)
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Hi Alissa, 

On 10/12/17, 9:20 AM, "Alissa Cooper" <>; wrote:

>Alissa Cooper has entered the following ballot position for
>draft-ietf-rtgwg-routing-types-16: No Objection
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>This is a small thing, but in general I think it would be preferable not
>embed the name "iana" in identifiers that can be consumed
>programmatically (the
>namespace URN and module name). What distinguishes the iana-routing-types
>module seems to be that the types define values for address family
>not the fact that the registries containing those identifiers happen to be
>administered by IANA. If somebody else administered those registries it
>have no effect on the contents of the module.

It is only the name of the module and not the type identifiers themselves.
This precedence of a separate iana-xxx module was set in RFC 7224 and was
specifically requested during draft development (RTG WG and NETMOD WG). I
don’t think now is the right time to change it.