Re: [secdir] Secdir review of draft-ietf-6man-uri-zoneid-05

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Fri, 23 November 2012 14:34 UTC

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>
> The WG reached consensus on a SHOULD-based version. The whole issue
> of browser behaviour is contentious, so changing to MUST would be
> a WG issue, above my pay grade as a document editor. I will wait
> for instructions.
>

Could you

1: give us some background on the discussion that resulted in SHOULD
instead of MUST, and

2: consider adding explanations of when it would be appropriate to not do a
SHOULD?

For 2, above, there's a great difference between "SHOULD do x unless
there's some reason that it's impossible in this implementation" and
"SHOULD do x unless you don't happen to agree with it."  I'd like to try to
tease those apart.

Barry