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Re: I-D ACTION:draft-shafranovich-feedback-report-01.txt

2005-05-26 12:06:33

On Thu May 26 2005 09:44, Bill Fenner wrote:

The RFC Editor has explicitly said that they don't have a position on
numbered or unnumbered references sections.  RFC2223bis itself is not
consistent on this topic; when it mentions splitting
normative/informative it talks about sections s and s+1, but 2223bis
itself doesn't use numbered sections.

Note that 2223bis has Appendices (I'll return to that).

If the RFC Editor really doesn't care, then it boils down to other
considerations (and as I said, it's probably not a big deal). Anyway:

 IF one has reason to refer to the section (as opposed to citing references),
   then a numbered section makes some sense.

 More concise.

 Avoids problems with numbering, especially when there are Appendices (which
   are recommended to appear before References)