[Ietf-calsify] Status of simplification work
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Fri May 26 10:52:27 PDT 2006
Am Donnerstag, 25. Mai 2006 23:30 schrieben Sie:
> > Changing a spec seems to me as the most comfortable way of not solving a
> > problem one faces.
> I'll ignore the implied insult that I'm actually not clever enough to
> code a correct implementation.
:) (not intended)
> I too am waiting to hear the good reason.
You never ask for the reason! My guess is: the formal reason is that it is a
registered mime media type. There may be technical or others.
> > Does a change to
> > 75 characters lead to anything, or does it just mislead? What would you
> > say if anybody suggests to change from 75 octets to 75 words (the
> > linguistic unit).
> More complexity with no advantage.
If a character can consist of 1, 2 or three bytes/octets and you change from
octet to character it is the same. Even if exaggerated. The result is: it
will not be 75 octets.
> My mistake. I thought this list was made up of people who are interested
> in improving interoperability.
interoperability between ...?
> I'm suggesting improving interoperability by increasing the probability
> that an implementer of average skill will get this part right.
OK for me.
> I'm really, really glad that I'm not putting up any money to participate
> in this comedy.
And you can be sure that you will not be charged by me.:)
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