[rfc-i] Referencing RFCs

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Jun 13 23:50:24 PDT 2017


On 2017-06-13 22:49, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> On 3/11/17 7:04 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> <https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-flanagan-7322bis-00#section-4.8.6.2>:
>>
>>>     [RFC3080] Rose, M., "The Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol Core,"
>>>     IETF, RFC 3080, DOI 10.17487/RFC3080, March 2001, http://www.rfc-
>>>     editor.org/info/rfc3080 .
>>
>> I see two chaanges from RFC 7322 here:
>>
>> 1) The addition of the stream name (which I believe is a good change).
>> In V3, this could be implemented using (a)
>> <https://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc7991.html#element.refcontent> or
>> (b) using
>> <https://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc7991.html#element.seriesInfo.attribute.stream>:
>>
>>
>> a) would look like:
>>
>> <reference  anchor='RFC3080'
>> target='http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3080'>
>>    <front>
>>      <title>The Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol Core</title>
>>      <author initials='M.' surname='Rose' fullname='M. Rose'/>
>>      <date year='2001' month='March' />
>>    </front>
>>    <refcontent>IETF</refconfent>
>>    <seriesInfo name='RFC' value='3080'/>
>>    <seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC3080'/>
>> </reference>
>>
>> b) would look like:
>>
>> <reference  anchor='RFC3080'
>> target='http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3080'>
>>    <front>
>>      <title>The Blocks Extensible Exchange Protocol Core</title>
>>      <author initials='M.' surname='Rose' fullname='M. Rose'/>
>>      <date year='2001' month='March' />
>>    </front>
>>    <seriesInfo name='RFC' value='3080' stream='IETF'/>
>>    <seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC3080'/>
>> </reference>
>>
>> Both format require changes to the citations library.
>>
>> Format (b) has the drawback of being ambiguous, because multiple
>> seriesInfo elements might carry conflicting information. We'd also have
>> to define the special cases, both for the vocabulary (what if a W3C
>> document says stream="IETF"???) and the HTML spec.
>>
>> 2) The URI appears without angle brackets. I'll guess that's a
>> formatting error caused by xml2rfc not processing the <eref> in the
>> source as intended.
>>
> 
> We can't use submissionType because it's not allowed in <reference>?

Correct.

Best regards, Julian


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