Re: BCP97bis a process problem

Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> Tue, 19 October 2021 11:27 UTC

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From: Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca>
To: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>, tom petch <daedulus@btconnect.com>, "Murray S. Kucherawy" <superuser@gmail.com>, ietf <ietf@ietf.org>
Subject: Re: BCP97bis a process problem
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Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> wrote:
    >> I can think of two explanations.
    >>
    >> 1) the author is not familiar with the processes and thinks that I-D
    >> Nits it ordering the author to reclassify the reference
    >>
    >> 2) the author is familiar with the processes and is trying to game the
    >> system.

    > There's a possible 3rd explanation:

    > 3) the reference didn't need to be normative in the first place.
    > I certainly saw that a number of times as a Gen-ART reviewer.

How can a third party point this out, unless they can read the document?
The converse is worse: some informative reference that actually is normative,
but only implementers two years later recognize this.


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