[rfc-i] citing historic internet drafts

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Fri Oct 17 07:32:23 PDT 2008


At 12:03 PM +0200 10/17/08, Julian Reschke wrote:
>I think the best way *for the reader* would be to state:
>
>- yes, this was an I-D, and provide the exact name,
>- do not claim it is work in progress, but state that it was abandoned,

Fully agree.

>- provide a stable URL to an archived version.

Maybe. I could go either way on this.

>Such as:
>
>    [DASL]     Reddy, S., Lowry, D., Reddy, S., Henderson, R., Davis, J.,
>               and A. Babich, "DAV Searching & Locating",
>               draft-ietf-dasl-protocol-00 (abandoned), July 1999.
>
>               Copy available from <...>

"(abandoned work)" seem appropriate here, particularly to contrast with "(work in progress)".

--Paul Hoffman, Director
--VPN Consortium


More information about the rfc-interest mailing list