On 7/8/01 at 2:55 PM -0400, Dave Crocker wrote:
At 12:54 PM 7/7/2001, ned(_dot_)freed(_at_)mrochek(_dot_)com wrote:
Tools first. Then services.
Not quite. What you are saying is syntax first. Then semantics.
Nonsense. Your just making a straw man argument. Service !=
semantics. Service == infrastructure. What you do is define syntax
and semantics and then let the infrastructure that is required for
wide deployment be built later.
No doubt I'm wrong. Please provide some examples of Internet
standards that have been defined in this way and that have succeeded.
MX records (cf: routing mail into firewalled domains).
DSNs (for mailing list management)
I can come up with more if you need. We *constantly* come up with
ideas in the IETF, document syntax and semantics, and wait for the
infrastructure to catch up and figure out how to make it work well on
Dave, I think you're just way off base here, and knocking over
strawmen isn't helping your credibility.
Pete Resnick <mailto:presnick(_at_)qualcomm(_dot_)com>
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