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Re: closedPGP vs openSMIME

1997-11-15 00:59:38
At 7:30 PM -0800 11/14/97, Ned Freed wrote:

Mr Chair,
would it be at all possible to post the draft on the mailing list in
order to minimise delays?

As I said before, some people may object to drafts being posted to
the list, but I don't.

Thanks, Ned.  I'll bear that in mind.  I suspect your sentiment is shared
by many.

Please note that submitting an Internet Draft is trivially easy -- you send
mail to internet-drafts(_at_)ietf(_dot_)org with the document in plain text 
attached. There are no, repeat NO, formatting requirements other than this.

While this is true, the first draft of the format document is already
lengthy, 30+ pages broken into 11 sections.  In order to have some sensible
discussion, it would be useful for people to be able to refer to specific
sections of the document.  So some minimal formatting is useful.

I do object, however, to having drafts posted to the list as a substitute for
submitting them to the Internet Drafts repository. As far as I'm concerned a
draft not posted to the Internet Drafts repository doesn't exist in any formal
sense. And I can assure you that the IESG shares this view.

So that's why for the first one, I'm going by the book.  Before you break
the rules, first prove you understand them.  Later, justifying why you need
to deviate is easier if you've already shown you know how the game is


john  w noerenberg, ii
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