[rfc-i] RFC citations committee I-D issued

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Feb 11 08:15:53 PST 2011


On 11.02.2011 17:01, RJ Atkinson wrote:
>
> Earlier, Julien Reschke wrote:
>> What we SHOULD recommend is that the ID name SHOULD be included, and
>> the full data (as opposed to Year/Month) MAY be included.
>
> (NOTE:  From discussion elsewhere, and the broader context above,
> I believe "full data" above is a typo, and that "full date" was
> what was actually meant. :-)
> ...

Indeed.

 > ...
> As near as I can tell, all modern I-Ds include day, month,
> and year.
>
> So I believe the entire *available* date always MUST be included,
> both for I-Ds and RFCs.  This recognises that for some RFCs
> the "available date" will be day+month+year and for other RFCs
> that will be simply month+year.
> ...

So which date are you referring to? Date of submission? Date of 
publication? Or the date inside the I-D? All of these can be different; 
in particular the latter can be totally off.

Best regards, Julian


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