[rfc-i] references vs front matter

Frank Ellermann nobody at xyzzy.claranet.de
Tue Jan 29 03:48:58 PST 2008


Julian Reschke wrote:
 
> Let's say RFC YYYY obsoletes RFC XXXX, and says so on the front page.

For xml2rfc that's an obsoletes="XXXX" in the rfc-tag.
 
> However, RFC XXXX isn't mentioned anywhere else throughout the text.
> Should it still contain an Informative Reference to RFC XXXX?

For xml2rfc that could give you an unused reference error.

If that's the case it's arguably an xml2rfc oddity.  With
an obvious workaround, mention "this documents obsoletes
RFC XXXX" somewhere.  Normally RFC YYYY has no business
to obsolete RFC XXXX without saying so - this could be a
typo / "joke" / "attack".

 Frank



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