The Postel Principle

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at
Fri Nov 8 19:12:03 PST 2019

This deserves to be a new thread. It turns out to be a warm, if not hot, topic.

On 09-Nov-19 15:32, Jack Haverty wrote:

> In the annals of Internet History, did Jon Postel's mantra of "Rough
> Consensus and Running Code" fade away over time?

First, read this draft:

There's a discussion thread at:

As you will see, your question is apposite to that draft. I'm a bit biased, because I was document editor for and of course Jon had a hand in that.


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