[rfc-i] Comments in the canonical RFCs

Nico Williams nico at cryptonector.com
Mon May 12 10:12:05 PDT 2014


On Mon, May 12, 2014 at 11:52 AM, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor)
<rse at rfc-editor.org> wrote:
> And this basically covers my concern and intent regarding comments in
> the canonical version of an RFC.  On the balance, comments within the
> canonical file cause more problems than they solve.  If someone needs to
> comment on the XML used, WG or author notes to future -bis authors, or
> offer some other minor clarifying point, I think that correctly belongs
> in the draft, not the final RFC.

Ah yes, the RFC-Editor can always publish one more -NN draft, strip
out all XML comments, then publish the RFC.  A very simple solution.


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