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The Restatement Anti-Pattern

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Author Carsten Bormann
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Normative documents that cite other normative documents often _restate_ normative content extracted out of the cited document in their own words. The present memo explains why this can be an Antipattern, and how it can be mitigated.


Carsten Bormann

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