[rfc-i] errata maintenance

Henrik Levkowetz henrik at levkowetz.com
Wed Apr 14 09:24:52 PDT 2004


Hi Alex,

On Wednesday, 14 Apr 2004, Alex Rousskov wrote:
> I like the "one plate" approach.

Cool.

> If RFC Editor adopts something like that, it may be worth discussing
> whether it is a good idea to mix metadata (obsoleted, errata, etc.
> links) with data (the RFC text) at the _top_ level. That is, should
> the top-level "plate" contain just metadata, suitable for both human
> and machine processing? Separating metadata maybe the Right Thing to
> do in the ideal world (IMO), but on this planet it may lead to folks
> just using the "actual text" links, bypassing metadata.

I wrote it this way because as a human, when I'm looking up the text of
an RFC, it's nice to be able to see at a glance whether the RFC I went
to look at is actually obsoleted, or has errata.  So I guess that means
I agree with your reasoning :-)

	Henrik



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