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Re: How could RDDL be distributed ?

James Robertson wrote:
> At 16:57 17/01/2001, you wrote:
> >Sorry if you assumed it was some kind of insiderism. The reason
> >we used it was that the IETF has a silly little tradition
> >of using an 8 character or less short name for sessions so that
> >it will fit on a small format schedule. "contextualization" wouldn't
> >fit so we used c15n. Nothing sinister, just a silly acronym
> >game...

As the original author of the insiderism comment to James, I stand by my
point.  Obfuscation by alpha-numeric abbreviation is *both* convenient
to insiders *and* a barrier to outsiders.  Proliferation of such
abbreviations increases the socio-linguistic distance between insiders
and outsiders.  Such is life.