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Re: "X-" Prefixes deprecated by RFC 6648.

On 13 September 2012 00:55, Charles Plessy <plessy@debian.org> 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"
> 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
>                                                                Rackspace
>                                                                June 2012
>            Deprecating the "X-" Prefix and Similar Constructs
>                         in Application Protocols
> Abstract
>    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?



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