[rfc-i] Proposal for v3 to simplify most references

John R Levine johnl at taugh.com
Sun Feb 9 16:04:16 PST 2014


>> So, in the proposal I sent, make the "expanded" attribute mandatory for "bcp" and "std".
>
> When formatting an RFC.  For an I-D it makes no real difference.  If
> you want ease of use, why make the I-D author look up the RFC number
> (and then, when the BCP is changed to refer to a newer RFC, the I-D
> author will get nits about it).

Well, sure.  But we need to be sure there's a way to make it stable and to 
mechanically verify that it's a stable reference.

> Something like:
>
>    <library name="RFC-Editor"/>
>    <library name="my-lib" ref="URI to my reference library">

Sounds utterly unstable for any library other than the RFC Editor's.

Regards,
John Levine, johnl at taugh.com, Taughannock Networks, Trumansburg NY
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