[rfc-i] Errata proposal

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Mon Aug 20 13:44:44 PDT 2012


On Aug 20, 2012, at 12:57 PM, Marc Petit-Huguenin <petithug at acm.org> wrote:

> 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."

+1

--Paul Hoffman


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