[rfc-i] Referencing Internet Drafts

Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) rse at rfc-editor.org
Fri Jun 16 11:43:02 PDT 2017

On 6/16/17 11:33 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2017-06-16 20:19, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
>> ...
>> Who would make the call as to whether an I-D is a work in progress or a
>> [stale|historic|overtaken by events|your favorite term here] I-D? It's
>> not a simple case of time, and the author of the I-D being referenced
>> might have a difference of opinion than the author doing the
>> referencing.
>> ...
> There'll be edge cases, right. But if an ID hasn't been updated in
> years, it's likely abandoned, right?

Almost certainly. But I think this whole discussion is a bit of an edge
case in and of itself. It's rare that authors point to draft that old in
current docs. I'm not saying it isn't done, but it is rare. So, if we're
going to add terms here, we may as well consider the whole scenario.


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