Re: [Roll] WGLC for draft-thubert-6man-flow-label-for-rpl-03

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Sat, 16 August 2014 22:33 UTC

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Date: Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:33:10 +1200
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Subject: Re: [Roll] WGLC for draft-thubert-6man-flow-label-for-rpl-03
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On 17/08/2014 09:02, Michael Richardson wrote:
> Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> wrote:
>     > A reader of flow-label-for-rpl needs to read RFC 6437 in order to
>     > correctly
>     > understand and implement flow-label-for-rpl. So RFC 6437 is correctly a
>     > normative reference.  However, a reader of RFC 6437 has no need to be
>     > aware
>     > of flow-label-for-rpl in order to correctly implement RFC 6437 in any
>     > non-RPL
>     > node. So I see no logic in saying that flow-label-for-rpl updates 6437.
> 
> So, if 6437 was revised, when you would not see a reason to pull any of
> the text from flow-label-for-rpl into a 6437bis?
> (that's my logic for Updates:... )

Well, it's a matter of taste. I'd say not: I see no reason why an implementer
of a normal (non-RPL-aware) node should be sent off to read a bunch of
RPL documents, which is what such an update would imply.

    Brian