From: Brad Templeton (email@example.com)
Date: Sat Sep 13 1997 - 15:00:21 CDT
On Sep 13, 1997 at 02:33:38PM -0500, Jonathan Grobe wrote:
> > Just tell me, by e-mail if you have any to add to the list. I will
> > make a web page where people can issue opinions.
> What kind of nonsense is this? This list is the place for people to
> issue their opinions on the revision of RFC1036. If this is
The purpose of my message was a call to help build a *list* of the issues,
not rehash people's opnions of them. The criterion for the list is
simple -- if there's been unresolved debate on how to do something, it
goes on the list.
Once the list is built, then opinion can be surveyed to see how much
contention there is. You can survey it with everybody sending e-mail to
somebody, or, I think, if the questions are multiple choice as they are
in many cases, you can make a web form to make it easy to tally up
I will post specs to the list (and have) but when they are in their
very roughest form, it's actually good to start with a fetch-on-demand
method, so that you can refine things in real time, and you don't get
20 people pointing out the same mistake to you. Then you move to a
pre-delivered method to get to the fine points.
Of course, if we had a "Replaces" header in this forum (E-mail could
use it just as much as netnews could) that would solve the problem.
As I've noted, at least from my experience posting, about 90% of the
time I want to do a supersedes, I really want to do a replaces, not
bothering those who read it before with reading it again just to fix
a typo or other minor correction.