Re: Gen-ART and OPS-Dir review of draft-ietf-json-text-sequence-09

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Fri, 05 December 2014 22:38 UTC

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Subject: Re: Gen-ART and OPS-Dir review of draft-ietf-json-text-sequence-09
From: Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>
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Hi, David.  One note on your review:

> idnits didn't like the reference to RFC 20 for ASCII:
>
>   ** Downref: Normative reference to an Unknown state RFC: RFC   20
>
> RFC 5234 (ABNF) uses this, which looks like a better reference:
>
>    [US-ASCII]  American National Standards Institute, "Coded Character
>                Set -- 7-bit American Standard Code for Information
>                Interchange", ANSI X3.4, 1986.

Except that (1) many IETF documents do use RFC 20 and (2) the RFC 20
reference is not for ASCII: it's for RS, the Record Separator
character, which is explained in RFC 20, Section 5.2.

Barry