Re: [netmod] upcoming adoptions - this appendix is normative

Benoit Claise <bclaise@cisco.com> Mon, 02 October 2017 09:10 UTC

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From: Benoit Claise <bclaise@cisco.com>
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Subject: Re: [netmod] upcoming adoptions - this appendix is normative
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Dear all,

To avoid any confusion, just clearly mention it.
     "This appendix is normative | informative"
No need to debate for hours on this.

Regards, Benoit
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Lou Berger" <lberger@labn.net>
> Sent: Thursday, September 14, 2017 6:06 PM
>
>> On 9/14/2017 12:36 PM, t.petch wrote:
>>> Appendices are Normative if they say that they are Normative.  The
>>> default is that they are not so say that they are and they are.
> This is
>>> well established practice.
>> Hi Tom,
>> My memory (I haven't checked recently) is there is nothing in or
>> defined process that says if an Appendix is normative or not. Other
>> SDOs certainly have formal definitions here. Within the IETF, my view
>> has been that if an appendix includes RFC2119 language, it is
>> normative. Actually, strictly speaking, any text in a Standards Track
>> RFC that doesn't include RFC2119 language is just informative.
> Lou
>
> Try RFC4910.
>
> '   This appendix is normative.'
>
> and not a SHOULD or a MUST in sight.
>
> Tom Petch
>
>> Lou
>>
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