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Re: WG meeting in Washington?

From: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@kiwi.ICS.UCI.EDU>
Date: Fri, 01 Oct 1999 14:40:37 -0700
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
cc: List <http-wg@cuckoo.hpl.hp.com>
Message-ID: <199910011440.aa21327@gremlin-relay.ics.uci.edu>
In message <19991001164327.D51EFC4F0@mail.mnot.net>, Mark Nottingham writes:
>Are there plans for http-wg to meet at the next IETF? If so, I'd like to
>request that discussion about draft-nottingham-http-roles-00.txt be
>considered (I plan 
>to have 01 available before the draft deadline). I'm of the opinion that it's 
>most appropriate here, but I'm open to discussing alternate forums.

The HTTP working group is expected to close as soon as the last of the
existing drafts are moved to RFC.

While there is value in documenting some implementation concerns for HTTP,
your draft is not appropriate for the IETF standards track.  The reason is
because IETF standards specify the protocol, not the means by which servers
are implemented to conform to that protocol.  Phrasing a bunch of
implementation concerns as if they were protocol requirements is not
appropriate, however well intentioned and useful the document may be.

....Roy
Received on Friday, 1 October 1999 22:41:49 EDT

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