[rfc-i] Comments on draft-iab-styleguide-02

Donald Eastlake d3e3e3 at gmail.com
Mon Apr 21 17:07:11 PDT 2014


I have been specifically informed by an AD that having Normative
references in an Informational RFC is fine.

Thanks,
Donald
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On Mon, Apr 21, 2014 at 4:14 PM, Brian E Carpenter
<brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 21/04/2014 23:52, Elwyn Davies wrote:
> ...
>> s4.8.6: Perhaps note that only standards track docs have Normative Refs.
>
> That (unfortunately, IMHO) isn't quite true. Correct separation
> of Normative and Informative references is a *requirement* of the
> standards track (including BCPs) but it is also commonly used in
> other documents that have the nature of a specification. As
> we discussed recently, it's a per-stream issue as far as policy
> goes, even though the style guide defines how it's done.
>
>    Brian
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