[rfc-i] Call for Review of draft-iab-styleguide-01.txt, "RFC Style Guide"
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.
>>> 188.8.131.52. 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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