Genart last call review of draft-ietf-quic-recovery-32

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Reviewer: Vijay Gurbani
Review result: Ready with Nits

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Document: draft-ietf-quic-recovery-32
Reviewer: Vijay K. Gurbani
Review Date: 2020-12-02
IETF LC End Date: 2020-11-16
IESG Telechat date: Not scheduled for a telechat

Summary: Ready for publication with nits/minor issues.

Major issues: 0

Minor issues: 2 (Sn refers to Section n)

- S1: "Mechanisms described in this document follow the spirit of existing 
 TCP congestion control and loss recovery mechanisms, described in RFCs, 
 various Internet-drafts, or academic papers ..." ==> It may be helpful
 to provide some references to the RFCs and academic papers.  On the
 academic paper side, a couple of survey papers may help.  A quick
 search indicates the following recent publications may be useful:

 [1] Al-Saadi, R., Armitage, G., But, J. and Branch, P., 2019. A survey 
 of delay-based and hybrid TCP congestion control algorithms. IEEE 
 Communications Surveys & Tutorials, 21(4), pp.3609-3638.
 [2] Widmer, J., Denda, R. and Mauve, M., 2001. A survey on TCP-friendly 
 congestion control. IEEE network, 15(3), pp.28-37.

 For RFCs, perhaps rfc5681 is useful to cite?  Any others?

- S4.2, first paragraph: Perhaps citing rfc6298 is helpful here to further
 provide information on the "retransmission ambiguity" problem?

Nits/editorial comments: 0