on 6/8/2002 4:00 PM Dave Crocker said the following:
If you review the amount of time spent on developing this work, you will
discover that it is a long way from premature. Quite the contrary. The
work has gone on approximately two years longer than it needed to.
the process has continued beyond achieving adequate rough consensus,
because the IETF has been heeding the concerns of a vocal minority of the
community, where most of the concerns of that vocal minority concern
technical issues that are outside of the scope of this working group.
If that were true we wouldn't be up to rev 9 of the core draft.
Gee, maybe some of the concerns are real, in spite of two years of harping
that we are finished.
Eric A. Hall http://www.ehsco.com/
Internet Core Protocols http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/coreprot/