Telechat Review of draft-ietf-netmod-yang-data-ext-04

Request Review of draft-ietf-netmod-yang-data-ext
Requested rev. no specific revision (document currently at 05)
Type Telechat Review
Team General Area Review Team (Gen-ART) (genart)
Deadline 2019-10-29
Requested 2019-10-15
Authors Andy Bierman, Martin Björklund, Kent Watsen
Draft last updated 2019-10-19
Completed reviews Genart Telechat review of -04 by Brian Carpenter (diff)
Rtgdir Last Call review of -05 by Tal Mizrahi
Assignment Reviewer Brian Carpenter
State Completed
Review review-ietf-netmod-yang-data-ext-04-genart-telechat-carpenter-2019-10-19
Posted at
Reviewed rev. 04 (document currently at 05)
Review result Ready with Nits
Review completed: 2019-10-19


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Document: draft-ietf-netmod-yang-data-ext-04.txt
Reviewer: Brian Carpenter
Review Date: 2019-10-20
IESG Telechat date: 2019-10-31

Summary: Ready with nits


This was accidentally put on the IESG agenda without an IETF Last Call,
so this review serves both purposes.

The draft seems very clear and I have no technical comments.


> Updates: 8340 (if approved)
> Intended status: Standards Track

RFC 8340 is a BCP, so can this really be Standards Track?
Shouldn't it also be BCP, extending BCP 215? It's tricky,
because it also effectively extends RFC 8040, which is
Standards Track rather than BCP. Sadly it doesn't seem that
a document can be both BCP and Standards Track.

Also, this draft says:

>   The "yang-data" extension from [RFC8040] has been copied here,
>   renamed to "structure", and updated to be more flexible.

That reads as if RFC 8040 is also updated, and it leaves the
status of "yang-data" unclear. Is it now deprecated? Perhaps the
sentence would be clearer like this:

  This document defines a new YANG extension statement called
  "structure", which is similar to but more flexible than the
  "yang-data" extension from [RFC8040].