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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] (MQTT-214) Inconsistent presentation of conformance clause identifiers

Richard Coppen created MQTT-214:

             Summary: Inconsistent presentation of conformance clause identifiers
                 Key: MQTT-214
                 URL: https://tools.oasis-open.org/issues/browse/MQTT-214
             Project: OASIS Message Queuing Telemetry Transport (MQTT) TC
          Issue Type: Bug
          Components: edits
    Affects Versions: 3.1.1
            Reporter: Richard Coppen
            Assignee: Andrew Banks
            Priority: Minor
             Fix For: 3.1.1

Comment raised by David Kemper on CSPRD02

In the current draft’s non-normative Appendix B., many normative statements do not end with consistent punctuation.

For example (all items listed are missing an ending period, in addition to what is noted):

- [MQTT-1.4.0-1]

- [MQTT-2.2.2-1]

- [MQTT-2.3.1-7]

- [MQTT-3.1.2-1]

- [MQTT-3.1.2-6]

- [MQTT-3.1.2-8]

- [MQTT-3.1.2-11]

- [MQTT-3.1.3-2]

- [MQTT-3.1.3-4] (Ends in two periods)

- [MQTT-3.1.3-5]

- [MQTT-3.1.4-4]

- [MQTT-3.3.1-2]

- [MQTT-3.3.1-4]

- [MQTT-3.3.1-9]

- [MQTT-3.10.3-1] (Missing period, missing terminating ‘]’)

- [MQTT-3.14.4-3]

- [MQTT-] (Middle bullet item sentence missing ‘.’)

- [MQTT-4.3.3-1] (Entry has blank line at end)

- [MQTT-4.7.3-4]

- [MQTT-] (Extraneous trailing ‘]’ before ending period)

Additionally, there is inconsistency of numbering of the references themselves. Most are of the form [MQTT-a.b.c-#], where b and c are potentially zero for first and second level sections. However some are of the form [MQTT-a.b.c.d] as opposed to [MQTT-a.b.c.d-#]. The document itself has up to four sections: for example, “ Secured Transport Profile”, so I would suggest [MQTT-a.b.c.d-#] consistently, with zeros used to pad out missing depth.

Finally, [MQTT-1.4.0-n] are no longer in section 1.4.0. They are in section
1.5.3. There may be other instances of such “migration” as the document has changed. If the normative statements are meant to be anchored to the
specification, they should be updated. Alternatively, the normative statements could be made absolutely sequential, and discard the section numbers, at the expense of ease of reference.

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