From: John Moreno (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sun Jul 05 1998 - 06:43:42 CDT
Simon Lyall <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, 3 Jul 1998, Jon Ribbens wrote:
> > Henry Spencer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > And References trimming is an abomination. Implementations which do it
> > > should be boycotted, not catered to.
> > The GNKSA/U people disagree. They fail products which don't do it.
> > (IIRC anyway, it's certainly at least a 'SHOULD' condition.)
> AKAIK the GNKSA people have only put this in due to the bug in INN. I
> think I checked about that last time this came up.
As I understand it, yes (except I believe it's "bugs"). And I agree
with Henry to the extent that I don't think the broken clients (and I
certainly consider clients that can't handle folding "broken") should be
catered to by USEFOR, but (at least from the GNKSA viewpoint) there has
to be some accommodations for servers as the users don't have as much
options there. USEFOR on the other hand is defining how things should
work in the future and needn't be limited to things that work now, and
most certainly shouldn't be limited to working with things that aren't
compatible with a 15 year old standards.
But a unlimited References is itself a flawed idea, regardless of the
-- John Moreno