Re: [Sidrops] trying to limit RP processing variability

Martin Hoffmann <martin@opennetlabs.com> Thu, 16 April 2020 10:02 UTC

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Date: Thu, 16 Apr 2020 12:02:52 +0200
From: Martin Hoffmann <martin@opennetlabs.com>
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Subject: Re: [Sidrops] trying to limit RP processing variability
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Jay Borkenhagen wrote:
> 
> Now I would like to push to see if we can take it further.  Please
> bash this proposed goal:
> 
>  Each validation run of each RFC-compliant RP will generate the same
>  set of VRPs when presented with identical input, using unexpired
>  records from previous retrievals to deal with only complete failure
>  to retrieve from a PP.

I’d like to limit this to: "... using records from the last successful
retrieval ..." meaning that you can deleting unused objects after a
successful retrieval is possible.

I find this an excellent goal and would like the working group to
produce a test data set that can be used to verify that an RP software
complies with the intended interpretation of the validation rules.

Kind regards,
Martin