Re: RFC7725bis new elements

Urgh … unconvinced of the value of the proposed new protocol elements …

On Wed, Nov 11, 2020 at 10:29 PM Tim Bray <> wrote:

> I'm unconvinced of the value of the proposed new.
> Blocking Authority.
> 1. While it makes sense to identify the Blocking Entity with a URI -
> presumably it has an online presence - the nature of the Blocking Authority
> could be any of multiple levels of government or a trade association or the
> operator of a building complex or almost any other imaginable entity. I
> think that this is best described in textual human-readable form so as to
> be actually useful to the party whose access is being blocked. 7725 already
> provides a place to put this information and illustrates it with an
> (admittedly whimsical) example.
> 2. I haven't seen much in the way of evidence to suggest that this would
> be adopted if it were specified. Maybe I just missed it?
> Geographical Scope of Block
> 1. I don't think country codes are going to do it, given that this could
> be done at the regional or municipal level, or the scope might be expressed
> by geofencing.
> 2. Same as before - what evidence do we have that this would be adopted
> were it provided?

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