[ietf-dkim] Issue 1561: Development & Deployment guide improperly uses normative language
dhc at dcrocker.net
Thu Jul 3 10:14:45 PDT 2008
Stephen Farrell wrote:
> Not sure it was so strong. I'd interpret the list consensus as
> being to remove all normative statements where possible with
> some people (but maybe not a consensus) saying that that should
> get rid of them all.
> If there's something that the editors feel should be normative
> in the deployment guide then I guess we'll need to deal with
> that based on the next rev, but that should be easier if we
> get rid of unnecessary 2119 language.
I'm going to be picky about this guidance, only because I know it will bite us
in the ass later, if there is any issue, so I'd rather get this settled before
we do serious revising:
The -Overview is scheduled to be Informational. It can't have normative text
and be a working group document at Informational, IMO. In any event, having it
contain stray normative text -- absent a very clear mandate for very specific
areas to specify -- invites confusion rather than clarity.
And... my current reading of the draft under revision is that it has no
normative text. My personal expectation is that it will stay that way...
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