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Re: RFC 2616, partitioned

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Wed, 17 Oct 2007 19:33:41 +0200
Message-ID: <47164775.2050303@gmx.de>
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
CC: "Roy T. Fielding" <fielding@gbiv.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>

Mark Nottingham wrote:
> Without having more than skimmed it, I like the feel so far.

Modularization obviously can have advantages, such as better future 
maintainability. On the other hand it can make people nervous because 
things aren't where they used to be.

> Is there any way to get some sort of diff from 2616 to the current text? 
> Having that was critical for Julian's draft IMO.
> Cheers,

That is probably hard to do, as the various parts do not always have 
continuous counterparts in RFC2616...

That being said -- it may be worthwhile trying to make the process of 
generating the modularized spec automatic. This will require assigning a 
part# to every piece of the original text, plus maybe some conditional 

That would allow us to focus on the monolithic version for now, while 
having the option to produce a modularized version later.

Best regards, Julian
Received on Wednesday, 17 October 2007 17:34:07 UTC

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