Source: Mark Davis
Date: January 21, 2010
Subject: Normative Status

In http://www.unicode.org/faq/specifications.html we say: "the material in Chapter 3, Conformance, and most of Chapter 4, Character Properties, are normative, while material in other sections is generally informative."

Chapter 4 has sections clearly marked as to whether they are normative or not. A user of the standard also needs to be able to tell what material in other sections is normative or not; otherwise we should change this to drop the "generally".