[ietf-dkim] Policy vs Practices
hsantos at santronics.com
Tue Sep 5 09:09:46 PDT 2006
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From: "Hallam-Baker, Phillip" <pbaker at verisign.com>
Sent: Tuesday, September 05, 2006 11:48 AM
Subject: [ietf-dkim] Policy vs Practices
> Both terms are bad, the term practices is much worse.
> Policy is the term of art used to describe what the SSP
> record is intended to do. It is directly analogous to
> Practices in the context of PKI refers to the legal side
> of the problem.
> There is certainly a history of deprecating the role of
> policy mechanisms in the IETF. Hence my attempt to create a
> policy language that is absolutely minimal without
> constraining utility.
> Using the term 'practices' instead of policy is not going to
> fool anyone, the objection is to the idea, not the name. The
> term practices is higly loaded and has its own meaning and
> will cause even more people to shudder.
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