Re: "X-" Prefixes deprecated by RFC 6648.
On 13 September 2012 00:55, Charles Plessy <email@example.com> wrote:
> Dear all,
> I would like to share with you the recently published RFC 6648, which
> deprecates the use of "X-" prefixes in "application protocols"
> BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
> Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) P. Saint-Andre
> Request for Comments: 6648 Cisco Systems, Inc.
> BCP: 178 D. Crocker
> Category: Best Current Practice Brandenburg InternetWorking
> ISSN: 2070-1721 M. Nottingham
> June 2012
> Deprecating the "X-" Prefix and Similar Constructs
> in Application Protocols
> Historically, designers and implementers of application protocols
> have often distinguished between standardized and unstandardized
> parameters by prefixing the names of unstandardized parameters with
> the string "X-" or similar constructs. In practice, that convention
> causes more problems than it solves. Therefore, this document
> deprecates the convention for newly defined parameters with textual
> (as opposed to numerical) names in application protocols.
> Full text available at http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc6648
Release Goal to purge all references to X from all packages?