[Slim] Text stating that negotiation isn't restrictive

Randall Gellens <rg+ietf@randy.pensive.org> Thu, 11 January 2018 19:30 UTC

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Subject: [Slim] Text stating that negotiation isn't restrictive
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Of the two remaining open questions, one is if we need to add text to 
explicitly say that negotiation doesn't restrict what people do on a 
call.  I do not believe we need to add such text.  However, if we 
were to add text, here is a proposal to add to the Introduction:

     Language negotiation is intended to better enable interactive
     communications (e.g., by allowing needed individuals or resources
     to be part of a call); it does not attempt to describe the full
     complexity of human conversation nor restrict what conversants do
     during a call.

As I said in the email thread, I do not see any harm in leaving the 
draft as-is, but I also won't strongly object to adding the above.

Randall Gellens
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