Re: [spring] Note for clarify with regards to draft-srcomdt-spring-compression-requirements-05

"Joel M. Halpern" <> Sat, 20 March 2021 17:22 UTC

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Subject: Re: [spring] Note for clarify with regards to draft-srcomdt-spring-compression-requirements-05
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It can be the same document.  We could not find wording that made it 
clear that the update had to be approved by the owning WG, and that 
SPRING approval would be conditional on such.  And still alow for them 
being the same or different documents.

On the other hand, the usual practice has been to separate them as it 
makes for cleaner discussions.


On 3/20/2021 12:49 PM, Bob Hinden wrote:
> Jim, Joel & Bruno,
>> On Mar 16, 2021, at 8:42 AM, James Guichard <> wrote:
>> Dear WG:
>> A quick note from the chairs for clarity with regards to draft-srcomdt-spring-compression and as a matter of process for future unrelated documents.
>> With regard to section 5.2 of draft-srcomdt-spring-compression-requirements-05, the chairs note that this is primarily an IETF process issue, not a technical issue about solutions.  The chairs also remind people of two aspects of IETF process:
>> 	• First, an IETF draft which modifies an existing PS or BCP requirement will not be adopted by the SPRING WG without a corresponding document that explicitly modifies or updates the requirement being sent for consideration by the relevant WG.
>> 	• Second, the document which makes such a modification or update will need to be approved by the IETF working group which owns the existing requirement before the SPRING document will be advanced out of the SPRING WG.
> I don’t see why a single document can’t update both.   IDs are allowed to update multiple documents, the changes need to be clear, but I don’t see why separate documents are required.  Please explain.
> Bob