I'm a bit more hopeful than Dave: I hope to be
sipping champagne in Paris after the first working group meeting :)
A working group just to just put stamp of approval is not what I had in
mind and I don't think its common for IETF approach. I really thought we
were going to do real engineering and careful analysis of the proposals,
their features and then decide on combination as part of public
discussion and consensus building.
You're misunderstanding me: my hope is to have a working
group by then, not last call on dkim. That in and of itself
is probably starry-eyed optimism.