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Re: Discussing Client Sessions

From: Willy Tarreau <w@1wt.eu>
Date: Sat, 21 Jul 2012 07:23:54 +0200
To: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Cc: HTTP Working Group <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>
Message-ID: <20120721052354.GH26154@1wt.eu>
On Sat, Jul 21, 2012 at 10:17:53AM +1000, Mark Nottingham wrote:
> There's been a lot of discussion about client-initiated session identifiers
> on list lately.
> 
> This is interesting, and perhaps important work, but it's squarely outside of
> our *current* scope of work.
> 
> I'd encourage the folks who are interested in it to work on a proposal (or
> three) in the form of Internet-Drafts; we can then spend some time discussing
> them, before figuring out what to do about it. As it is, the on-list
> discussion is getting somewhat circular.

Mark,

a draft is something appropriate when ideas are already in shape. Designing
while writing a draft and without other participants' ideas and feedback is
a very hard task (and not always efficient). Some discussions with the people
on the list help figure out what ideas are wrong because the people with
knowledge and experience are here.

Granted this can look like pollution compared to the scope of reviewing
draft-20 and expressing support for 2.0 drafts, but if the participants
silently work in their garage on a draft, they won't work on the current
scope either and they'll come up with solutions which only reflect their
own use.

Maybe instead we should be strict on selecting the subjects of e-mails so
that it's easier to skip the undesired threads and limit pollution ?

Willy
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