[rfc-i] Referencing Internet Drafts

Eggert, Lars lars at netapp.com
Fri May 29 01:12:21 PDT 2015

On 2015-5-29, at 00:12, Joe Touch <touch at isi.edu> wrote:
> I agree. Given that I-Ds are no longer ephemeral as once intended
> anyway, this should also mean updating the I-D boilerplate:
>   Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months
>   and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any
>   time.  It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference
>   material or to cite them other than as "work in progress."
> That last sentence should be revised to say that I-Ds should be cited by
> including their date and version number, and omit the rest.


If we want to change the way we cite IDs, we also need to change the boilerplate text that tells people how to cite IDs.


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