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RE: Problem with draft-ops-endpoint-mib-05.txt
> (2) Moving the scope id before the address portion:
> This is problematic since this TC is for both,
> global and non-global IPv6 addresses. Due to the
> way DISPLAY-HINTS work (RFC 2579), you can only
> have optional parts at the end of the underlying
> OCTET STRING. I also believe that the current
> version gives a more natural order and leads to
> fewer special cases since I expect that global
> IPv6 addresses >> non-global IPv6 addresses.
I hope you're not saying that the choice of formats should depend upon the
limitations of some tool somewhere. To me, this just means that the way
DISPLAY-HINTS work is broken.
> The delimiter character is not a big deal. It is
> nothing which defines on the wire behaviour nor is
> it mandatory to use the DISPLAY-HINT for rendering
If that's the case, maybe the solution is to not specify a DISPLAY-HINT for
IPv6 addresses until the IPng working group decides upon a format.