Last Call Review of draft-sheffer-rfc6982bis-
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[The review was asked for -01 but since then -03 has been published, so, reviewing the latest one]
This document describes a simple non mandatory process that allows authors of Internet-Drafts to record the status of known implementations by including an Implementation Status section (which would be removed before publication as RFC). The intended
status is BCP.
Here is my review:
Section 2: it states "this section can contain information about the interoperability of any or all of the implementations", rather than "can", I would suggest the use of "should" because the goal of having multiple implementations is exactly to test for
In the same vein, quite often a protocol specification I-D has companion I-Ds about management (yang model for example), i would suggest that this section also includes either information about those companion I-Ds or a link to the relevant section of
the companion I-Ds.
Section 3 about alternative formats, it is indeed nice to leave the door open to any future tool to keep track of implementations outside of an I-D section: this is probably more flexible, easier to update and more scalable. At the expense perhaps of lack
Section 4, I like the aspect of using this section to make interoperability test.
Hope it helps to polish this nice idea,