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

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sat May 31 00:51:24 PDT 2014


On 2014-05-31 01:35, Elwyn Davies wrote:
> On Fri, 2014-05-30 at 18:48 -0400, Joel M. Halpern wrote:
>> I have learned to interpret "Normative" references in all our
>> specifications as meaning "needing to be understood to understand (or
>> implement, or similar usage) this RFC."  That seems to apply equally
>> well as a meaning for references in Informational or Experimental documents.
>>
>> Sorry, not seeing the problem,
>> Joel
>
> With my Gen-art hat on, I would say that the fact that IETF insiders
> understand why a non-standards track document has a "Normative
> References" doesn't help people who are picking up documents with little
> or no prior exposure to IETF culture.
>
> A small change to make our documents more user friendly.

I personally would be more confused.

Best regards, Julian



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