Re: [Tools-discuss] Rfcdiff v 0.12 feedback

Jay Daley <> Tue, 01 June 2021 22:34 UTC

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> On 2/06/2021, at 9:59 AM, Carsten Bormann <> wrote:
> On 2021-06-01, at 21:26, Jay Daley <> wrote:
>> So that I’m clear - do you want to bookmark the GET in order to repeat the same diff?  In other words, if the result was stored indefinitely and a bookmarkable URL returned then would that be sufficient for you?  (not designing things here, just trying to understand the use case).
> Not quite, because the file at one of the URLs might change.

I see.  Some more questions:

- I’m guessing, though I don’t know, that the reason for a POST is so that a local file can be provided in the form body, which a GET cannot do.  Is that a use case you use? Of course it could switch from a GET to a POST in that situation but I don’t know what the impact of that is.

- Would a bookmarkable stored result with a 'refresh' button do the same thing?

- Is this just a time saver or is there another reason not to use the web form each time?  I ask because there are time saving techniques that can be adopted on web forms - 'recent diffs', 'favourites' etc.


> Grüße, Carsten

Jay Daley
IETF Executive Director