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Process on open RFC2518bis issues

From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
Date: Fri, 06 Jan 2006 11:15:59 +0100
Message-ID: <43BE435F.1060703@gmx.de>
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here's a comment on how I see the working group's process, understanding 
that there are only a few weeks left allocated for completion.

- The drafts that the WG publish lag behind; for instance, changes that 
we have agreed upon in early December do not show up in draft 09 (mid 
December) and draft 10 (end December).

- We are spending a lot of time discussing questions that don't even 
have a corresponding entry in the issue tracker. I would propose that 
for the time being, we restrict all discussions and changes to (1) 
issues that have been entered before today and (2) problems with changes 
in RFC2518bis as compared to RFC2518. For the working group to consider 
any other question relevant enough for RFC2518bis, there should be a 
broad consensus to discuss it in the given time frame.

- There are a few issues that obviously are "hard", and where we haven't 
made any progress in the last few weeks. A good example is the 
discussion about new requirements for ETag handling (which is a 
normative change compared to RFC2518). Unless somebody can explain why 
it's likely that we can resolve these issues between now and the end of 
the month, I propose to stop the discussion for now (as far as it 
affects RFC2518bis), and to back out any text that normatively changes 
the protocol.

Best regards,

Received on Friday, 6 January 2006 10:17:48 UTC

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