[rfc-i] Referencing Emails

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Fri Jun 16 11:31:12 PDT 2017


On 2017-06-16 20:11, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> ...
> I'm not sure if you and I are thinking the same thing when it comes to
> an archive URL. I think of services like perma.cc. Could you explain
> further what you're thinking here?
> ...

Mailing list archives that assign stable URIs to mails. Example: 
http://www.w3.org/mid/42532309-F4FA-4007-8639-04B90743DFFE@mnot.net

>> That said, is there any proposal to use the day in month in other
>> references as well? For instance, W3C specs do have it in their
>> boilerplate, so it's not clear why we wouldn't include that as well...
>>
>>
> 
> At this point in time, no, we don't have a proposal for that. To be
> honest, I need to research a bit more of the history as to why we don't
> include the full date. The only RFCs that use the full date are April 1
> RFCs.

Interesting. xml2rfc is unlikely to produce this correctly, unless it 
knows how to identify an April 1st RFC...

Best regards, Julian


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