[rfc-i] Errata proposal

Marc Petit-Huguenin petithug at acm.org
Mon Aug 20 12:57:20 PDT 2012


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I would like to propose to add some text to the errata web page[1] asking a
potential submitter to first discuss the errata with the authors of the RFC
and/or on the appropriate mailing-list.

Errata are difficult to track[2] for implementers and so I think that we
should be very cautious before adding one.  The last[3] errata added for RFC
5389 is a good example of someone who mistook the errata database for
stackoverflow.com.

So I would like to propose to add something like this in bold characters to
the web page:

"We strongly suggest to discuss with the authors of the RFC or in the
mailing-list that originated this RFC before submitting a new errata."

Thanks.


[1] http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata.php
[2] One of the reason I still print RFC is to annotate them with the current
errata and the last date I checked the errata database...
[3] http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=5389&eid=3327

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