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Re: audio, checksums, and trojan horses

1991-11-16 21:32:30
Well, it seems like people are ignoring internet drafts that
are not part of the RFC-XXXX. Also people do not implement
specifications that are not part of RFC-XXXX. So for political
reasons ... I think it must be included.

This is a circular argument.  The reason why people pay attention to
XXXX and implement it is that *it looks pretty much finished*, and
people can be fairly confident that the final RFC is not going to
be too different from today's XXXX.  The reason why people don't pay
attention to, and don't implement, the header-character-set stuff
is precisely because it's only half-baked and there is no consensus
about it yet.  The way to get people to care about and implement
a solution to the header mess is to find a reasonable approach and
get a consensus on it.  Delaying XXXX accomplishes nothing toward
that objective, politically or otherwise.

                                         Henry Spencer at U of Toronto Zoology
henry(_at_)zoo(_dot_)toronto(_dot_)edu   utzoo!henry

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