[rfc-i] reject the past ( was Re: Fwd: New Version Notification for draft-flanagan-plaintext-00.txt)

George, Wes wesley.george at twcable.com
Thu Jun 26 09:51:18 PDT 2014


On 6/26/14, 12:30 PM, "Donald Eastlake" <d3e3e3 at gmail.com> wrote:


>Paul,
>
>The IETF already has bad experience with adopting shiny new
>technology.
WG] and of course that means they should never, ever do it again, rather
than attempting to use and improve a technology that seems useful.

>Postscript was permitted for a while for the normative
>version of standards until the usual instability of such fancy things
>caused that decision to be backed out.

WG] all that means is that the IETF chose incorrectly, and at some point
in the past was capable of changing when the situation dictated it.

Wes George


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