[rfc-i] Using LaTeX & BibTeX to cite RFCs
mcr at sandelman.ottawa.on.ca
Sun Aug 30 12:05:26 PDT 2009
>>>>> "RJ" == RJ Atkinson <rja at extremenetworks.com> writes:
>> We don't have the 'stream of origin' info for older RFCs, and we
>> don't even have a status for many of them. I don't think we want
>> to see 'Legacy, Unknown' in the citations, even if you see them
>> in the index.
RJ> I agree with respect to the older RFCs.
>> As far as this info does exist, it could certainly be embedded in
>> the full BibTeX citation, but I don't think most journal editors
>> would want it in the final citation.
RJ> Also, the status of a particular RFC might well change over
RJ> time. For example, there is a long standing pattern whereby
RJ> some RFCs move to "Historic" status over time. I believe that
RJ> other examples of status reclassification exist, at least in
RJ> theory, even if not frequently.
It's actually relevant.
It's important to know if you read a ten-year old paper, that at the
time, for instance, IPv6 Site Local addresses were part of the standard.
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