Not yet even a proprosed IETF standard
Posted Aug 25, 2005 13:21 UTC (Thu) by nealmcb
Parent article: Guten Tag from Avahi
Sounds like a useful development, and thanks for the update. But it looks to me like the standardization effort hasn't even gotten out of the "draft" stage.
All drafts contain this warning:
'Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any time. It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference material or to cite them other than as "work in progress."'
So discussing whether an implementation implents various requirements needs to be understood in that context. It may be that in this case this stuff is pretty well agreed on. Or not. But just remember that it can really hurt interoperability to have widely deployed software that conflicts with a standard when it does get published.
See RFC2026 http://ietf.org/rfc/rfc2026.txt for more on how the IETF standards process works.
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