Normative References in RFCs from Open Source

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Authors Alia Atlas  , Eliot Lear  , Joel Halpern  , Heather Flanagan  , Jeff Tantsura 
Last updated 2018-05-02 (latest revision 2017-10-29)
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IETF procedures generally require that a standards track RFC may not have a normative reference to a non standards track specification except those from other standards bodies. This document creates an External Specification registry, similar to the DownRef registry that has been created based on [RFC3967] and permits normative references to community accepted external specifications.


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