Question about periodic bspline

I do not understand the comments in geom_bsplinecurve.hxx:

1. On a periodic curve the first and the last multicities must be the same.

2. On periodic curves, Poles.Length() == Sum(Mults(i)) except the first or last

While from some intro to bspline, (http://tom.cs.byu.edu/~455/bs.pdf by Thomas W. Sederberg), the condition of knot and control vertices of periodic bspline are :

"This requires that the first n control points are
identical to the last n, and the first n parameter intervals in the knot vector are identical to the last n intervals as in Figure 9."

Are those statements for OpenCascade and Intro to Bspline equivalent?

Thanks,

Wei

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Could anyone help me whether following set of periodic spline is valid for def in OCC:

degree = 3,
knots = [1 3 4 5 7 8 10 11 12 14]
Control points = P0 P1 P2 P3 P4 P5 P0 P1 P2

Thanks a lot