Jeff Macdonald wrote:
If I understand correctly, the last part of the last sentence excludes
existing protocols from having to explain the variance. What you are
proposing is to have designers explain the differences between the
architecture and core protocol documents. That presumes that the
designers have a good understanding of these documents. The documents
are already quite lengthy and I think that we will see more
inconsistencies once we go down that path.
Since this seems to be the first document of this type for the IETF, I
suspect it will take some time to perfect the type of language such a
document should have. But we have to start from somewhere and I believe
this is excellent start.
So +1 to Pete's text.
To me, this document doesn't excite me, especially when it
*prescribes* about technology not everyone uses.
Now what would really excite me is the a new updated version of the
Requirements for Internet Hosts -- Application and Support
That is what help put it all together.