[rfc-i] Titles for divided reference sections in non-standards track documents

Elwyn Davies elwynd at folly.org.uk
Fri May 30 15:39:36 PDT 2014

A large proportion of informational documents do not describe protocols.  As I said some do and normative would be appropriate there.


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Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:

>On 2014-05-30 23:00, Elwyn Davies wrote:
>> Seriously?  Well, it's misleading because it has a different meaning.  Its good to have precision.
>I disagree that it has a different meaning. Informative and Experimental 
>RFCs still describe protocols, even if we don't call them "IETF 
>standards". These protocols have normative parts, no?
>> We got normative by default after we stopped requiring undivided references in informational documents.
>> /Elwyn
>Best regards, Julian

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