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Re: Charter revision

From: Poul-Henning Kamp <phk@phk.freebsd.dk>
Date: Fri, 10 Feb 2012 11:14:15 +0000
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <34452.1328872455@critter.freebsd.dk>
In message <8467DC8F-2F8A-4F71-8C70-547716EB9088@mnot.net>, Mark Nottingham wri

>This is a detailed work plan, not a way to find agreement on an approach 
>(which is what many people -- including you -- have said they want). 

It absolutely is, but I find that it is a much better idea to write
abstract based on concrete, than the other way around.

The reason why I responded with my list is that I did not read your
proposed charter as supporting getting from the A we have to the B
we, or at least I, want.

In particular there was no mention of formalizing the semantics/transport
split that gave me an indication that this was to even be a, and
certainly not *the*, major goal.

To me, your charter sounds like the httpbis WG will graft a single new
transport protocol onto HTTP/1.1bis and call it HTTP/2.0.

If I can read it that way, I leve to your imagination what headline
ComputerWorld will put on it.

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