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Re: moving forward on draft-lear-httpbis-svcinfo-rr

From: Mark Nottingham <mnot@mnot.net>
Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 16:17:06 +1100
Cc: Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com>, "ietf-http-wg@w3.org Group" <ietf-http-wg@w3.org>, Patrick McManus <pmcmanus@mozilla.com>
Message-Id: <020463E4-2F8E-4C04-9154-556D2B10FFB5@mnot.net>
To: Mike Belshe <mike@belshe.com>
We heard strong interest from at least Patrick, IIRC. I'm sure he'll correct me if I got that wrong.

To be clear - we're NOT planning on implementing this first, nor blocking on it. However, as discussed in Tokyo, it's worth doing in a background thread, because (as Eliot pointed out there), sometimes getting DNS things moving takes a while.

Eliot - a major portion of the conversation was about whether this would be in a new record type vs. in a TXT record. Do you plan to address that in your next draft? 


On 11/02/2013, at 8:56 AM, Mike Belshe <mike@belshe.com> wrote:

> I am sorry if this sounds too negative.  
> But personally, I don't think this proposal is a good avenue to take at all.  Further, I don't believe there will be any significant implementations of it.  I heard similar comments from others offline, but I'll let them speak up here.
> I would propose:
>    a) Find out if there is really any support for this approach from implementors
>    b) If so, have at it!
>    c) If not, let's table it and move on
> Mike
> On Tue, Feb 5, 2013 at 1:04 AM, Eliot Lear <lear@cisco.com> wrote:
> Hi everyone,
> At the interim meeting we discussed this draft in several different
> contexts.  Here is my understanding of what people would like to see,
> going forward:
> 1.  Change the InstanceId to be something mnemonic instead of a number,
> so that services can have names.
> 2.  Combine transport protocol and version information into a profile
> 3.  Add a text field that can provide browser hints.
> I have no issues with the first two.  There were two examples given for
> the 3rd: browser hints and BDP.  I think we decided that BDP wouldn't
> work well, so do people agree that browser hints are appropriate for
> DNS?  If so, what's a good example?
> Thanks,
> Eliot

Mark Nottingham   http://www.mnot.net/
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