[rfc-i] "canonical" URI for RFCs, BCPs

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Wed Jan 27 08:35:42 PST 2010



Julian Reschke wrote:
> Joe Touch wrote:
>> ... The /info pages are neither canonical nor normative as well. There
>> is no
>> requirement for what it contains, or how that info is presented.
>> ...
> 
>       "Information about the current status of this document, any
>       errata, and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
>       http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc<rfc-no>."
> 
> (see <http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5741#section-3.2.3>)

If I were citing an RFC's status, errata, and how to provide feedback,
then that is indeed what I would cite. But *none* of that information is
either canonical or normative. None if it is required to cite the *RFC*
itself.

Joe

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