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Re: Host header issue

From: John Stracke <francis@ecal.com>
Date: Thu, 09 Sep 1999 13:57:57 -0400
Message-ID: <37D7F525.D61B7BF@ecal.com>
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Wilbur Streett wrote:

> >So certain (more than one) IESG/IAB members insisted this get fixed in
> >such a way that it COULD NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES be gotten wrong in all
> >software going forward.  There was no confidence in people getting
> >it right otherwise.
> People?  I thought that this was technology?

So how do you build technology? At eCal, we get people to do it.  :-)

Seriously, though.  Engineering is more than coming up with the best
technology; it's also coming up with something that can be built by real people
with real, human failings.  Protocols that are too complex for the people who
need to implement them will lose out to simpler protocols, if only because the
implementations of the complex protocols will be buggy and late.

|John Stracke    |http://www.ecal.com|My opinions are my own.   |
|Chief Scientist |==============================================|
|eCal Corp.      |The problem with any unwritten law is that you|
|francis@ecal.com|don't know where to go to erase it.           |
Received on Thursday, 9 September 1999 11:08:42 UTC

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