[rfc-i] citing historic internet drafts
moore at cs.utk.edu
Thu Oct 16 14:35:23 PDT 2008
Bob Braden wrote:
> *> As a concrete suggestion I'd change the boilerplate to say:
> *> ...inappropriate to cite Internet-Drafts other than as "work in
> *> progress", or for work no longer in progress, "unpublished working draft".
> *> And I certainly agree that it should not require this much discussion to
> *> fix the problem.
> *> Keith
> That seems to violate the time-invariance of RFCs.
Maybe I don't understand. The above boilerplate only appears in
Internet-Drafts. And it seems fairly obvious (and implicit) that any
descriptive text appearing in a reference in an RFC can only be
descriptive of the reference as of the date the RFC is written, or at
best, when it was published.
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