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Re: Perils of "guidance" (was Re: lock-null's Still Locked after MKCOL or PUT conversion?)

From: Geoffrey M Clemm <geoffrey.clemm@us.ibm.com>
Date: Sun, 30 Jan 2005 21:07:26 -0500
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I'd like to thank Joe for his continued patience and good humor.
I will try harder in the future to emulate his good example (:-).


Joe Hildebrand <jhildebrand@jabber.com> wrote on 01/30/2005 06:51:12 PM:

> > And to be clear, there certainly is the need for documents that
> > give implementation guidance to implementors (and with the internet,
> > there are a variety of inexpensive mechanisms for distributing
> > that information), but putting that guidance in the specification
> > itself is extremely harmful.
> Perhaps we should go ahead and start an implementation guide wiki (or 
> similar), so that the "guidance" texts have a place to live, so that 
> people feel like those clarifications won't get lost if they aren't in 
> the spec.
Received on Monday, 31 January 2005 02:07:52 UTC

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