[rfc-i] Referencing Internet Drafts

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Jun 15 01:37:34 PDT 2017


On 2017-06-15 02:03, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>...
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> This triggers one of my hobby-horses, I'm afraid.
> 
> If I refer to an I-D because it's useful reading but not yet published, I'm happy with it being tagged as "Work in progress". A smart reader may even have the idea to look for a corresponding RFC.
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> If I refer to an I-D because it has historical value, I would prefer it to be tagged as "Unpublished draft" and have an exact version number (and date). Calling it "Work in progress" is either inappropriate or simply untrue.
> 
> Today we have no metadata to separate the two cases.
> ...

+1

Best regard, Julian


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