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Re (2): Complexity and Core Considerations

From: <Edgar@EdgarSchwarz.de>
Date: Sat, 3 Feb 2001 17:20:48 -0500
Message-Id: <200102032220.RAA29606@tux.w3.org>
To: ietf-dav-versioning@w3.org
Cc: Edgar@EdgarSchwarz.de
> But I am strongly opposed to delaying the submission of the versioning
> options for "proposed standard" status, since after 2.5 years of work
> by numerous members of this working group, with 12 internet drafts and
> over 50 working drafts, we have reached significant consensus on the
> suitability of the current versioning options for providing a basis
> for interoperable implementations.

> I have personal experience with the requirement of many implementers
> (or at least, those implementers bosses :-) that the protocol reach
> "proposed standard" status before significant implementation
> commitments will be made, and it is my strongly held belief that we
> have gotten as close as we are going to get by "talking about it", and
> that the remaining interoperability issues will now only be uncovered
> by those implementation efforts that currently are waiting for the
> protocol reaching "proposed standard" status.

> I believe it is virtually certain that there will be significant
> changes to the protocol between "proposed standard" and "draft
> standard", but I also strongly believe that these changes will only be
> identified through attempts to achieve interoperability through a
> stable (initial) version of the protocol.
I normally avoid to cite too much but nevertheless do it to emphasize what
Geoff said. I couldn't have said it better.

Core versioning is agreed I suppose. And the fate of options will be
decided on the marketplace by their value to the customers. So let's
finally go on to proposed standard so that implementation can start in
earnest. And please don't give versioning in two pieces to IETF.
IMHO core versioning doesn't have the functionality I need. So proposing
core and postphoning options would prolong options still longer.
As I said before. Let the users requirements decide on the fate of the

Regards, Edgar

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