The TRANSITIONAL proposal (was: The real issue: interopability, and a proposal)

Andrew Sullivan ajs at
Tue Dec 1 20:32:48 CET 2009

On Tue, Dec 01, 2009 at 02:26:08PM -0500, Vint Cerf wrote:

> the problem was how to treat them for protocol purposes. both of them  
> appeared to me to have the property: you can't register them and you  
> should not look them up.
> but I guess it left the door open to changing later.

Right, what was missing, and is in Mark's suggestion, is this implicit
deadline (threat?) that things will change, and you need to plan for


Andrew Sullivan
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