On Wed Nov 18 15:41:18 2009, Cullen Jennings wrote:
Can someone walk me through the pro/cons of this being standards
track vs informational?
For one thing, it's a lot of work to make a specification like this
up to the quality of the standards-track.
Some of the 20 or so mentions of Apple™ and its trademarks may be
removed during the standardization work. It's much harder to get away
with using apple.com™ for most of the example domains, for instance.
The standards track doesn't mean anything anymore. It's so last
decade. mDNS™ only really needs an RFC number, and a couple of
trendy (preferably French™-sounding) product names carefully placed
in the document.
What if changes are demanded by those annoying DNS experts? That
might break backwards compatibility with the existing deployment,
starting from Apple™ Jaguar™ OS X™ 10™, in case I've not
mentioned that in a few paragraphs.
Only really annoying old stick-in-the-muds would think of anything
positive to come out of making a consensus-driven, interoperable
standards-track specification, which'd be almost completely out of
the control of a single entity.
Dave Cridland - mailto:dave(_at_)cridland(_dot_)net -
Infotrope Polymer - ACAP, IMAP, ESMTP, and Lemonade
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