[rfc-i] IETF RFC format <-> W3C pubrules
Paul E. Jones
paulej at packetizer.com
Wed May 9 06:41:31 PDT 2012
But we could always add metadata to an RFC published as an HTML document
if there is something we need, regardless of the tool used to produce
What is that metadata is needed in the RFC, though? I'm at a loss for
that. I see the value in having it published separately, as it's
something I can use. The one piece of data I find most useful (what
RFCs updated or replaced a given RFC) obviously could not be put into
On 5/9/2012 9:34 AM, Leonard Rosenthol wrote:
> You need it in the RFC (aka the published document) if you want it to be archived - since in that context, the property of "completely stand-alone" applies.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: rfc-interest-bounces at rfc-editor.org [mailto:rfc-interest-bounces at rfc-editor.org] On Behalf Of Julian Reschke
> Sent: Wednesday, May 09, 2012 9:29 AM
> To: Paul E. Jones
> Cc: rfc-interest; Paul Hoffman; spec-prod at w3.org
> Subject: Re: [rfc-i] IETF RFC format<-> W3C pubrules
> 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.
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