[Standards-JIG] What does 'Draft' status mean?

Hal Rottenberg halr9000 at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 22:39:54 UTC 2006


If you want to get formal, I would suggest that Pubsub be moved from
Draft backwards to Proposed.

On 1/10/06, Chris Mullins <chris.mullins at coversant.net> wrote:
> I have a question about the motivation behind changing pubsub.
>
> In early to mid 2005, I suggested a number of changes to pubsub, some minor, some major. I was slapped down at the time with:
>
> [PGM - Wed, 23 Feb 2005]
> > These kinds of changes should be done BEFORE the draft status is
> > reached. Draft status tells implementors that stuff should not really
> > change that much. There are probably more implementations of pubsub
> > than you realize.
>
> ... and that conversation degenerated into "It's too late to make changes to this JEP. Implement it as is." Which I did.
>
> Now, nearly a year later, (and after implementing the existing JEP 60), I see:
>
> > This is a major revision, just about every line in the spec has been
> > touched, and the changelog is long
>
> Now, the changes to pubsub look great. I'm not looking to debate the changes. In fact, quite the opposite - I love that the JEP is being updated.
>
> What I want to know is what changed between then and now? More time has passed. There is at least one more working implementation [mine]. It seems as if the argument that PGM put forth would be even more true now than before.
>
> Specifically, what policies should we have with regards to Draft status moving forward? Is the current PubSub JEP (which is draft, but obviously now in flux) in a state such that I should rebusmit the the various suggestions I made last year?
>
> --
> Chris Mullins
>
>


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