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[rpd] Policy ID format
seun.ojedeji at gmail.com
Tue Oct 28 12:50:16 UTC 2014
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kindly excuse brevity and typos.
On 28 Oct 2014 13:23, "Dr Paulos Nyirenda" <paulos at sdnp.org.mw> wrote:
> On 28 Oct 2014 at 11:24, Adam Nelson <adam at varud.com> wrote:
> > Paulos,
> > Does that address your concern?
> I can live with it but potential for misunderstanding with date formats
seems very big. It may
> seem trivial now but if there is a way to alleviate that they it would be
> The fact that it needs explaining or clarifying shows that it is not
intuitive enough as an
> identifier and that seems to make this still worrying.
You have a point Dr Paulos, will be good to read from you or any member of
the community suggestion on what other 2 octet format can be used. We
had considered using a dot instead but we felt that could have some
implication incase we start using the identifier in our url in future. We
then resolve to adding the "V" and "af" accordingly as explained by Adam.
1. Octet loosely used here to mean an identifier with just one hyphen
separating the items.
> Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
> NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD
> > Cheers,
> > Adam
> > --
> > Kili - Cloud for Africa: kili.io
> > Musings: twitter.com/varud
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> > About Adam: www.linkedin.com/in/adamcnelson
> > On Tue, Oct 28, 2014 at 11:10 AM, Dr Paulos Nyirenda
> > <paulos at sdnp.org.mw> wrote:
> > Adam,
> > I have a concern that the NNN will most likely be confused with a
> > month of the years YYYY if this is not properly put.
> > In you example below, 3 looks like the month March of the years
> > 2015 and that would not be right if the incident time of the
> > discussion was in January of 2015 or even November of 2015 - it
> > would get very confusing.
> > Did the co-chairs consider that?
> > Regards,
> > Paulos (as myself)
> > ======================
> > Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
> > NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD
> > http://www.registrar.mw
> > On 27 Oct 2014 at 15:16, Adam Nelson <adam at varud.com> wrote:
> > > Dear community,
> > >
> > > For the past few months, the Policy Development Working Group >
> > co-chairs along with the Secretariat have been discussing the >
> > restructuring of Policy IDs. We currently have a very verbose
> > system > that embeds a bunch of metadata into the ID. While this
> > metadata is > useful, it is also cumbersome to have within the ID
> > and simply > remembering the policy ID is almost impossible. > >
> > After much deliberation, we have come to agree on the following
> > format > for all future policy proposals (where YYYY is the year,
> > NNN is an > incremental number starting at 1 at the beginning of
> > each year, and > VVV is the version of the proposal): > >
> > afYYYY-NNN-vVVV > > For example, the 2nd draft of the 3rd proposal
> > of next year would be: > > af2015-3-v2 > > If the above policy
> > proposal were to be finalized, the version would > then be
> > dropped: > > af2015-3 > > Hopefully this is short enough for
> > people to remember easily. > > All prior policies will be updated
> > to the new ID with a field for the > old ID preserved for archival
> > purposes. > > If anybody has any specific concerns, please let us
> > know. > > Cheers, > Adam > > -- > Kili - Cloud for Africa: kili.io
> > > Musings: twitter.com/varud > More Musings: varud.com > About
> > Adam: www.linkedin.com/in/adamcnelson
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