[rfc-i] Substantial revision

Joe Touch touch at isi.edu
Mon May 28 10:09:55 PDT 2012



On May 28, 2012, at 9:01 AM, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 2012-05-28 16:43, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 2012-05-28 17:38, Joe Touch wrote:
> 
> ...
>>> New documents shouldn't be minor revisions of existing docs. They
>>> often need to be substantially revised in content anyway, structurally
>>> reorganized, etc.
>>> ...
>> 
>> Hmm. I don't think this is true for the case where we go from Draft to
>> Full Standard.
> 
> That used to be true, but RFC 6410 removed that case.
> 
> It seems obvious that system must allow for substantial revision
> by people other than the original authors.

The 'system' does just like for research pubs - write the new doc from material from any output format.  Source isn't needed got that at all. 

Joe



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