[Standards] compliance: RFCs or bis drafts?

Ian Paterson ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Thu Jun 14 03:32:45 UTC 2007

Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
> The RFCs are more stable. The bis drafts are officially works in 
> progress and therefore are subject to change. Developers hate coding 
> to a spec that is a moving target (on the other hand, they hate coding 
> to a spec that will soon be obsolete, too).

Yes, although the bis drafts are subject to change, they are almost 
certainly normatively closer than the RFCs to the final bis documents.

IMHO that fact, plus all the clarifications, corrections and 
improvements, makes them better for developers.

- Ian

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