[rfc-i] Call for Review of draft-iab-styleguide-01.txt, "RFC Style Guide"

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Mar 5 10:47:43 PST 2014


On 2014-03-05 18:18, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> On 3/5/14 2:48 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> I'm happy with the draft except for one subsection.
>>
>>> 4.8.6.3. Referencing Internet-Drafts
>>
>> I want to strongly support the proposed inclusion of
>> the Internet-Draft file name.
>>
>> The citations committee a few years ago (see
>> draft-carpenter-rfc-citation-recs-01) actually made four
>> specific recommendations:
>>
>>>     1.  The RFC Editor should include the exact publication date in the
>>>         citation of an Internet-Draft.
>>
>> Including the file name makes this less important.
>
> But not un-important.

Yes, it does. The ID filename is a unique identifier, the date is not.

> ...
> I agree with this, but I believe I have a process problem.  The Style
> Guide is intended as an Informational RFC.  Informational RFCs cannot
> update BCPs.  The term "Work in Progress" is explicitly used in BCP 9,
> aka RFC 2026.  Unless someone updates RFC 2026, I don't think I can
> change this phrase.
> ...

Then by all means let's update that part of RFC 2026.

Best regards, Julian


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