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Re: #346: Registry policies

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Wed, 28 Mar 2012 17:15:28 +0200
Cc: "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-Id: <3208EE2F-FE7B-4EA4-B0B6-529D24B6AF23@mnot.net>
To: Roy T. Fielding <fielding@gbiv.com>

On 28/03/2012, at 2:14 PM, Roy T. Fielding wrote:

> On Mar 28, 2012, at 1:27 PM, Mark Nottingham wrote:
>> <http://trac.tools.ietf.org/wg/httpbis/trac/ticket/346>
>> At yesterday's meeting, there was some pushback on defining our registry policies as IETF Review for "consistency."
>> Given that there is a larger discussion about registry policy definition taking place, and I *think* we've agreed that we shouldn't block HTTPbis on that discussion (since it's likely to take some time), it seems that we should take the attitude of installing (relatively) temporary registration policies; i.e., we should make them reasonable, but not try to solve all of the problems we perceive with them, in the belief / hope that a more general effort will help later.
>> In #346, we changed the following registries to "IETF Review":
>> * Upgrade Tokens (previously First Come First Served)
>> * Transfer-Codings (previously Specification Required)
>> * Content-Codings (previously Specification Required)
>> I'm re-opening this ticket based upon discussion in the meeting yesterday. 
>> My take - 
>> I believe we should leave Transfer-Codings and Content-Codings as IETF Review, because otherwise we will need to establish expert review procedures and guidelines for them, as well as identify experts. These are very low-throughput registries, and will benefit from IETF review (as there's a cost to adding new schemes to negotiation).
> Why do we care?  FCFS is fine provided that reservations for deployed names
> can be overtaken by the controllers of those names.  What I'd like to see in
> a registry is a status section that is subject to expert review, so that I
> can mark registered names as "standard" / "experiment" / "deprecated" / "idiotic".

RIght; I want to get there too, but I don't think we should block on figuring that out. See other message.

>> I think we should discuss Upgrade Tokens; first-come-first-served may make sense here. However, I'd note it'd be a shame if we spent too much time on it.
> FCFS is fine provided that reservations for deployed names can be overtaken
> by the controllers of those names.
> ....Roy

Mark Nottingham
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