Re: [MORG] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6154 (5265)

Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> Mon, 26 February 2018 14:17 UTC

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Subject: Re: [MORG] [Technical Errata Reported] RFC6154 (5265)
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> In my defense, sometimes the answer to a
> trivial question is buried under many layers of chained referenced
> specifications, and RTFM takes days of wading through irrelevant referenced
> specifications to find the single phrase that actually defines a behavior.

Indeed, and no "defense" needed there.  I am glad that you made the
report, as it showed that it *is* easy to miss that point, and I think
we should make it easier on implementors who have to read and digest
multiple specifications.  It's simple to include a reminder about that
point, as I've just added to draft-leiba-extra-specialuse-important in
Section 3.1.

Barry