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Subject: [OASIS Issue Tracker] (OBIX-131) 1.2 Normative References COAP

    [ https://issues.oasis-open.org/browse/OBIX-131?page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels:comment-tabpanel&focusedCommentId=50047#comment-50047 ] 

Toby Considine commented on OBIX-131:

We request that the TC-Admin make the non-substantial update to the final version (no longer an [expired] draft, http://tools.ietf.org/search/rfc7252

Or we could prepare another update with the updated reference.

> 1.2 Normative References COAP
> -----------------------------
>                 Key: OBIX-131
>                 URL: https://issues.oasis-open.org/browse/OBIX-131
>             Project: OASIS Open Building Information Exchange (oBIX) TC
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: REST Specification
>    Affects Versions: REST PR02
>         Environment: TAB Review
>            Reporter: Toby Considine
>            Assignee: Markus Jung
> "1.2 Normative References reads in part: 
> ***** 
> COAP Shelby, Z., Hartke, K., Bormann, C., ""Constrained Application Protocol (CoAP)"", IETF Internet Draft, Version 18, 28 June 2013. 
> ***** 
> Which expired on December 30, 2013 by its own terms. http://tools.ietf.org/search/draft-ietf-core-coap-18 
> Further, an Internet-Draft, expired or not, is not eligible to function as a normative reference. 
> As the draft bears on its face: 
> ***** 
> Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months 
> and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any 
> time. It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference 
> material or to cite them other than as ""work in progress."" 
> ***** 
> There is no way to require confomance to (the function of a normative reference) a document that may go away at any moment. Moreover, that is so stated by its issuing agency."

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