[rfc-i] issue: canonical formats
tbray at textuality.com
Fri Jun 1 09:23:31 PDT 2012
Trying to morph our designs in anticipation of how some hypothetical
court in some hypothetical case in some hypothetical jurisdiction
might use it is a profoundly bad idea. Because it’d be trying to
solve a problem we don’t remotely understand.
Our primary goal is that our specs be highly usable by implementors
and our secondary goal is that their production be reasonably
efficient and straightforward. I think we’ve got a good chance of
getting those right.
On Fri, Jun 1, 2012 at 8:58 AM, Peter Saint-Andre <stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:
> On 6/1/12 9:55 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>> On Jun 1, 2012, at 8:12 AM, Joe Hildebrand wrote:
>>> I do think we need a canonical output to support some of the legal use
>> What the heck is a "legal use case"? Do you have any evidence of a law anywhere that says "the canonical format for publishing must be displayable"?
> Patent disputes and the like. One version says XYZ and another version
> says XZ because of some formatting glitch. What the exact definition of
> the technology?
> rfc-interest mailing list
> rfc-interest at rfc-editor.org
More information about the rfc-interest