[Gen-art] LC review: draft-ietf-idnabis-bidi-06.txt

John C Klensin klensin at jck.com
Mon Oct 5 18:19:15 CEST 2009

--On Monday, October 05, 2009 10:04 -0600 Peter Saint-Andre
<stpeter at stpeter.im> wrote:

> On 10/5/09 10:00 AM, John C Klensin wrote:
>> It may or may not have been wise for the Gen-ART group to
>> parcel this documents out to different reviewers.  On the one
>> hand, it reduces the burden but, on the other, they are
>> closely related and, without seeing the relationship,
>> confusion is not only possible but likely.
> For those who would like to review this document set, what
> would you say is the best order in which to read them?

"definitions" (draft-ietf-idnabis-defs) first.  It contains a
general introduction, roadmap of how the documents fit together,
and pointers to the others.

Then, depending on your taste, you might either

-- follow its advice

	-- look through the introductory material in Tables
	(draft-ietf-idnabis-tables), read Protocol
	(draft-ietf-idnabis-protocol) and Bidi, then read as
	much of the rest of Tables as seems relevant to you (the
	long appendix with the lists of codepoints is a little
	short on plot).    Then, if you think it useful, read
	Rationale (draft-ietf-idnabis-rationale), which is
	Informational and non-normative.  Get to Mapping
	(draft-ietf-idnabis-mapping) either before or after
	Tables and Rationale.
	-- Read Rationale to get a perspective on what is going
	on, some of the tradeoffs and traps that the design
	deals with (inevitably, there are no perfect solutions).
	Then Protocol, Mapping, Bidi, and Tables, probably in
	that order.

Just my opinion, of course, and, as the above probably makes
clear, I have multiple opinions.  :-(


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