[rfc-i] Remove some requirements on element order

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Jan 2 10:19:59 PST 2014


On 2014-01-02 19:15, Nico Williams wrote:
> On Thu, Jan 2, 2014 at 11:54 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
>> What I had on my mind is something like:
>>
>> <postal>
>> ...
>> <addressline><code>48155</code> <city>Münster</city></addressline>
>> ...
>> </postal>
>>
>> <addressline> would indicate that the contents is to be formatted as a
>> single line, and that order and whitespace inside is significant. But maybe
>> what we have is simply good enough.
>
> WFM.
>
>> I've seen at least one case where the RSE tried the postal address to hunt
>> down an author during AUTH48.
>
> That must have been a long AUTH48...  You say "tried"... are you
> saying that the attempt failed?  Anyways, that's what I'd expect.

The author essentially went incommunicado, so the paper mail reached 
him, but he didn't reply.

>>> problem I've had w.r.t. author address/contact information has been
>>> changing e-mail addresses, so perhaps RFC authors should get a
>>> forwarding address at suitable RFC-Editor or IETF domain (e.g.,
>>> rfc7000-authors at rfc-editor.org, just like we get for I-D authors
>>> @ietf.org already).
>>
>> That doesn't help if people don't care enough to update that information...
>
> But it does help if they do care enough, whereas not having this
> doesn't help even if they do care enough.  Seems like a win to me, and
> we already have it for I-Ds.

How does the updating part work for I-Ds?

Best regards, Julian



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