[rfc-i] IETF RFC format <-> W3C pubrules

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed May 9 06:28:39 PDT 2012


On 2012-05-09 15:19, Paul E. Jones wrote:
> On 5/9/2012 9:11 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>>> ...which means: little metadata or no metadata to rely on, right?
>>>
>>> I am not sure quite what you mean there.
>>
>> A way to programatically extract all the information xml2rfc captures
>> for us, such as author names, WG information, "updates"/"obsoletes"
>> information, references, ABNF, copyright status, ...
>
> The RFC Editor publishes all of this metadata as an XML document that is
> independent of any RFC. Why would we need to have this information
> inside the RFC itself? And if we did, some information would still be

We don't need it in the RFC, but it's useful to have. It allows you to 
run checks *before* the RFC is published. For the same reason it's 
useful in Internet Drafts.

Furthermore, lots of the information I mentioned is *not* in the RFC 
database.

> ...

Best regards, Julian


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