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dhc at dcrocker.net
Fri Sep 28 11:05:51 PDT 2012
On 9/28/2012 8:25 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On Sep 28, 2012, at 6:26 AM, Phillip Hallam-Baker <hallam at gmail.com>
>> What I very much would like to see however is the electronic
>> signatures be embedded in the document.
> A big -1 to that. They add no value to 99.999% of people reading an
> RFC, and some software will mark RFCs that have inconsequential bits
> flipped as "invalid" or "dangerous" or some such.
The idea that a data integrity check offers no value is a bit at odds
with common industry views, I would think. It also confuses 'people'
with 'software', since people don't process checksums. They also don't
process document structure meta-data. Yet we consider it reasonable to
The concern that we should protect people from some software that might
do the wrong thing with a failed check is also an odd approach for a
If software makes bad decisions with bit-errors, the software needs to
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