As I said in my earlier note proposing responses to Joe, we would be
happy to some text in the front clarifying the usage. Quoting from my
This text would note that it is a widely used term in IETF documents,
including many RFCs. It would also state for clarity that in this
document it is used to refer to the message sent from one routing
process to another.
Apparently, this does not address Joe's concern.
On 7/13/2011 2:24 PM, Wesley Eddy wrote:
On 7/13/2011 1:31 PM, Joel M. Halpern wrote:
Replacing a widely used term ("on the wire") with term that folks will
not understand does not seem to me personally to be a benefit.
I think Joe's point is that it's widely used as a concept, but what
it means specifically in this document is not clear. A sentence to
clarify up-front what the definition is in this document might be
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