[Council] Message Mine-ing

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Fri Nov 21 11:09:22 CST 2008


Kevin Smith wrote:
> On Fri, Nov 21, 2008 at 11:08 AM, Dave Cridland <dave at cridland.net> wrote:
>> Can I ask the seemingly obvious question (and this time ask it from the
>> right email address, so the message goes through... Sorry for the duplicate,
>> Joe):
>> What case is this solving that cannot be solved by clients setting  priority
>> correctly? It seems to be saying "Some servers and clients  don't do
>> something sensible, therefore we'll make them all implement  a new protocol
>> instead of just doing the right thing in the first  place." - and this
>> seems, well, the wrong approach.
> 
> I don't know what Dave's voting, but for me - I'm roughly -1 on this
> until I can understand its purpose better - can Joe explain exactly
> the use case this came about for please? I'm not against it per se,
> and I can see value in it beyond broken servers if it allows someone
> to redirect a session to another resource, but I'm not sure where it's
> coming from.

Please post to the standards@ list for general discussion.

/psa



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