Re: [Slim] Negotiation issue in draft-ietf-slim-negotiating-human-language

"Randall Gellens" <rg+ietf@randy.pensive.org> Sun, 25 February 2018 10:42 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Slim] Negotiation issue in draft-ietf-slim-negotiating-human-language
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On 24 Feb 2018, at 22:49, Martin J. Dürst wrote:

> Hello everybody,
>
>>> On 18 Feb 2018, at 11:56, Bernard Aboba wrote:
>>>
>>>> The fact that Answers containing “pointless confusion” are 
>>>> allowed means that implementations need to be prepared to handle 
>>>> these edge cases. I see no benefit arising from this.
>
> This is just a general observation, but I think human language 
> abilities are much more nuanced and fluent than e.g. supported codecs. 
> That's why it's difficult to call such things "pointless confusions".
>
> Regards,   Martin.

Hi Martin,

I don’t think anyone disagrees with that.  The range of possibilities 
with human languages are far greater than what the document tries to 
codify.

--Randall