[rfc-i] issue: canonical formats

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Fri Jun 1 11:47:07 PDT 2012

On Jun 1, 2012, at 11:40 AM, Joe Hildebrand wrote:

> On 6/1/12 11:33 AM, "Paul Hoffman" <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org> wrote:
>> This thread is a proposal to change the requirements list to not have a
>> canonical display format. If a court says "give us an exact copy of RFC 9886",
>> we send them the canonical document. If they ask "what does this look like",
>> we say "it looks like many things, such as these different versions". Both are
>> completely truthful and actually useful to a court.
> As long as all of the formats contain the same information, I don't actually
> care about having a canonical format.

That's reasonable. Regardless of whether or not the canonical format is displayable, there should be a rule that all formats generated by the RFC Editor have all the same information.

--Paul Hoffman

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