[ietf-dkim] Documenting *why* the horse is dead
Murray S. Kucherawy
msk at sendmail.com
Tue Jun 17 14:21:25 PDT 2008
>> I'm trying to make the working group aware of possibly influential
>> dissent outside of the working group.
> And how is that supposed to work ? Some persons known only to you
> allegedly prefer the ssp-03 algorithm and are possibly influential;
> what next ? There were tons of arguments in both directions, and
> the arguments convincing folks coming to the same "no parent domain
> magic" decision can be very different - I had "sitefinder" on my
> list, and some bad pre-4408 memories with namedroppers flamewars.
> Today I'd add the recent "public suffix list" debate. So I've also
> some possibly influential folks telling me again and again that DNS
> is not designed for "property inheritance", and that DNS zones are
> unrelated to "ADMD"-s.
Now who's the one re-opening the topic?
I don't care what the "don't" reasons are anymore. I'm saying we have
to document them so that implementors understand the reasons it was
deliberately omitted, and currently (other than this mailing list
archive) we don't. I think that's a problem, because if we don't then
this will happen again, perhaps with the opposite result.
Is that suggestion really such lunacy?
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