Re: [Lsr] [Teas] WG Last Call for draft-ietf-lsr-isis-rfc5316bis

"Les Ginsberg (ginsberg)" <ginsberg@cisco.com> Thu, 04 March 2021 19:00 UTC

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From: "Les Ginsberg (ginsberg)" <ginsberg@cisco.com>
To: Alvaro Retana <aretana.ietf@gmail.com>, Christian Hopps <chopps@chopps.org>, Dhruv Dhody <dhruv.ietf@gmail.com>
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Alvaro -

Thanx for the clarification.
I will address this in the next revision.

   Les


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Alvaro Retana <aretana.ietf@gmail.com>
> Sent: Thursday, March 04, 2021 9:10 AM
> To: Les Ginsberg (ginsberg) <ginsberg@cisco.com>om>; Christian Hopps
> <chopps@chopps.org>rg>; Dhruv Dhody <dhruv.ietf@gmail.com>
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> Subject: RE: [Lsr] [Teas] WG Last Call for draft-ietf-lsr-isis-rfc5316bis
> 
> On March 3, 2021 at 6:29:28 PM, Les Ginsberg wrote:
> 
> 
> Les:
> 
> Hi!
> 
> 
> ...
> > Now, can you respond to my comment regarding the lack of clarity in using
> > quotes?
> 
> Sure.
> 
> I guess you mean this comment: "But I have to say that for me as a
> reader the use of quotes as you suggest does not aid clarity."
> 
> 
> Dhruv's comment was about using normative language in the appendix:
> 
> > > (1) Is it wise to use normative keywords MUST and SHOULD in the
> appendix?
> > > The text is from section 3.1 but can it be reworded in the appendix?
> 
> He is absolutely correct in suggesting that the appendix could use
> different words.  As I mentioned before, the appendix is just an
> informative section, a good/nice-to-have explanation for the reader.
> That means that it doesn't have to be an exact transcription of the
> text (which you didn't have to start with), and it can simply be an
> explanation.
> 
> The way I see it, using normative language in an informational
> appendix is what makes the text lack clarity -- the quotes were meant
> to help a little without asking you to make too many changes.  That
> way it would at least be clear that the specification is made
> elsewhere.
> 
> I know we may never agree on which direction to look at clarity.  We
> have already spent too much time on this.
> 
> Alvaro.