[rfc-i] make diagrams non-normative?
Dale R. Worley
worley at ariadne.com
Wed Jun 25 13:28:47 PDT 2014
> From: Joe Touch <touch at isi.edu>
> So, top-level question, is there any support for the following assertion?:
> Diagrams MUST NOT be normative.
> Only the corresponding text description is normative;
> diagrams are always considered supplemental and thus optional.
Well, a table can clearly be normative, if the text describes how it
is normative. I would think that a diagram could be normative if the
text described how it is normative. But most diagrams are flow
diagrams of examples and thus are stated to be non-normative.
I'd say a diagram is normative only to the degree that the text states
that it is.
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