On Sun, Jul 18, 2010 at 08:02:52PM -0400, John C Klensin wrote:
Jeff, this works for me, but I don't think you really do the
spec's readers any favors by trying to reiterate the entire
history of terminology in this area (and, incidentally, leaving
things out that some folks might consider important like the
leading digit exception in 1123). Someday, someone should
produce a definitive DNS terminology document, but this spec
shouldn't try to be it.
I think this is sound advice, and I think the rest of John's
suggestion is also a good one. There are enough confusing
interpretations of DNS terminology around without adding to them.
(As to John's suggestion for a "definitive" DNS terminology document,
all I can say is that it's hard enough to herd the DNS cats on topics
where everyone seems roughly in agreement. Getting consensus on such
a definitive document strikes me as more like trying to herd
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