Re: Unclear text [was IID length text [was Re: Review of draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-06]]

Fernando Gont <fgont@si6networks.com> Wed, 18 January 2017 02:11 UTC

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Subject: Re: Unclear text [was IID length text [was Re: Review of draft-ietf-6man-rfc4291bis-06]]
To: Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com>, ipv6@ietf.org
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On 01/17/2017 07:28 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> On 17/01/2017 17:52, Lorenzo Colitti wrote:
> ...
>> "Not clear" != "faulty". 
> 
> On the contrary, in a standards document, "Not clear" == "faulty"
> 
> Really. If we publish text that is logically correct but can easily
> be misread (or, of course, text that is ambiguous) then it's faulty text.
> 
> (On a personal note, I have always tried to discipline myself thus:
> if *anybody* misinterprets some text that I wrote, however clear
> I believe it to be, then it's the text that needs fixing, not the
> reader.)

+1 (and applause ;-) )

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Fernando Gont
SI6 Networks
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