Adam Roach's Yes on draft-ietf-httpbis-rand-access-live-03: (with COMMENT)

Adam Roach has entered the following ballot position for
draft-ietf-httpbis-rand-access-live-03: Yes

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Thanks to everyone who worked on this document. I have two rather small


I am quite uncomfortable with the nebulous definition of the term "Very Large
Value" in this document. Given that "Very Large Values" are intended to serve as
a negotiation mechanism, I would strongly suggest that a more formal definition
of that term be added to this document (e.g., a client should send "a value of
at least 2^^39 or twice the value of the end of the randomly accessible byte
range, whichever is larger")



>  The key words "MUST", "MUST NOT", "REQUIRED", "SHALL", "SHALL NOT",
>  document are to be interpreted as described in RFC 2119 [RFC2119].

This document does not use these words in capitalized form. Especially in light
of RFC 8174, this is likely to cause confusion. If the intention is to assign
RFC 2119 definitions to the non-uppercased "must", "should", and "may" usage
in this document, please capitalize those terms and update the boilerplate to
that in RFC 8174. Otherwise, please remove this section.

Received on Tuesday, 9 October 2018 06:24:45 UTC