Re: [spring] Question about SRv6 Insert function

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> From: Fernando Gont [] 
> Sent: Monday, December 9, 2019 9:54 PM
> On 5/9/19 09:46, wrote:
> [....]
> >> 
> >> Since there have been plenty of attempts to do EH insertion or
> >> leave the IPv6 standard ambiguous in this respect, and the IETF has
> >> had consensus that EH insertion is not allowed, I think it would be
> >> bad, wastefull, tricky, and even dangerous to let a document go
> >> through the whole publication process, and just rely on the AD to
> >> keep the "DISCUSS" button pressed.
> > 
> > draft-ietf-spring-srv6-network-programming has a normative reference
> > to [I-D.voyer-6man-extension-header-insertion] 
> >
> >
> >  As such, from a process standpoint, it would not going to be
> > published before [I-D.voyer-6man-extension-header-insertion] be
> > itself published as RFC. And from its name, the latter is intended to
> > be discussed and within control of the 6MAN WG. So I don't think that
> > we can say that it "just rely on the AD to keep the "DISCUSS" button
> > pressed."
> Yes, it is just relying on that.

Situation has changed since this email: the network programming draft has now removed text related to SRH insertion.
Please comment on the text if you see text related to SRH insertion.

> A question of you as a chair: does the wg you chair publish documents
> based on current specs (or at the very least based on  changes that are
> going to happen in the near term as a result of *existing and proven
> consensus*), or does spring ship documents that implicitly betting on
> changes that have no consensus?

In general, I don't see the benefit of sending a draft which we expect would never progress to RFC. So this would not be my preferred path.
However, I guess that as always, there are exceptions and I'm not a priori aware of a process forbidding this. As of today, I'd rather not spend time on this hypothetical case.
> The former is how I expect WGs to operate. The later shows a clear path
> to a huge pile of documents stuck at IESG review, simply because so
> later in the process folks found out that the document turns out to
> violate existing specs. With the risk of an AD pressing "YES", and hence
> IETF has been circumvented.

While IESG processing is beyond my paycheck (literally ;-) ), I trust the IESG. And I don't see a reason to doubt a priori.
And even in this case, there may be a possibly to fetch back the document from the RFC editor queue.

In short: very hypothetic case and beyond my hat. As of today, I'd propose that we work on the text of the document.

Thank you,
> Thanks,
> -- 
> Fernando Gont
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