[Standards] compliance: RFCs or bis drafts?
ian.paterson at clientside.co.uk
Wed Jun 13 22:32:45 CDT 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.
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