[rfc-i] Relation to other RFCs - Updates
sm at resistor.net
Wed May 2 23:41:51 PDT 2012
[following up on rfc-i]
At 10:50 02-05-2012, Martin Rex wrote:
>The rfc2223 document title is "Instruction to RFC Authors". The Updates:
>header has a purely editorial meaning for the *new* document, but the
>result can certainly be very technical for the *old* document!
According to rfc-editor.org, RFC 2223 is not part of the style
guide. There is currently a request at
about changing the status of RFC 2223.
>Updates: should only be used if the change is supposed to apply not only
I am ok with what you said. However, the published information only says:
"Specifies an earlier document whose contents are modified or
augmented by the new document. The new document cannot be
used alone, it can only be used in conjunction with the
>But there is a certain mess in the meta-data of published RFCs.
If that is your opinion, and given that you have been around for some
time, picture what people with less familiarity would say.
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