[rfc-i] RFC Standard Process question

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri May 7 11:29:36 PDT 2004


Harald Tveit Alvestrand wrote:
> The case that WOULD reset to Proposed is if you take away something, and 
> replace it with something new to replace it. That would be an added 
> feature.
> 
> The other case is if you take away something that was required in order 
> to have the functionality the protocol needs (for instance taking away 
> all security functions, where security is a requirement). In that case, 
> it's not likely to advance, because the resulting protocol would not be 
> of Internet quality.

Thanks, Harald.

In this particular case, we're discussing to extract a feature that 
always has been optional (that is, servers don't need to support it, and 
clients can easily detect whether the server has support for it), so 
this shouldn't be an issue here.

Best regards, Julian

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