Re: [RTG-DIR] RtgDir review: draft-ietf-netconf-netconf-event-notifications-17

Kent Watsen <> Tue, 07 May 2019 21:49 UTC

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> <eric> Based on my reading of your process suggestions Kent, I like best the “mention” approach which you used for RFC-8071, Section 1.4.
> What I think could be done to cover this is:
> (A)  Remove Section 11: Notes to the RFC Editor
> (B)  Per Kent’s desire to also cover draft-ietf-netconf-restconf-notif, place the following statement into draft-ietf-netconf-subscribed-notifications directly after Figure 10
> [RFC-5277] Section 2.2.1 states that a notification message is to be sent to a subscriber which initiated a "create-subscription".   With this specification, this RFC-5277 statement should be more broadly interpreted to mean that notification messages can also be sent to a subscriber which initiated an "establish-subscription", or a configured receiver which has been sent a “subscription-started”.
> Does this work for both of you? 

Works for me.

> The issue isn't consistency so much as meeting expectations, per `xml2rfc`, the document should have something like the following in the References section, which then auto-expands to the correct reference text, as well as defining the anchor "I-D.ietf-netconf-subscribed-notifications":
>         <?rfc include="reference.I-D.ietf-netconf-subscribed-notifications"?>
> <Eric> That definitely makes things easier than what I have been doing.  I am hitting an xml2rfc error trying this right now, but I will get there.

Yes, it was an eye-opener when I figured it out.   Be aware that, though some external sources (e.g., ITU standards) are supported, many are not, and so hand-coding the <reference> is still sometimes required...

Kent // shepherd