[rfc-i] bug in errata list for draft-ietf-jsonbis-rfc7159bis

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Wed Mar 8 12:16:15 PST 2017


On 8 Mar 2017, at 12:04, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:

> On 3/8/17 11:28 AM, Paul Hoffman wrote:
>> On 7 Mar 2017, at 23:29, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>
>>> <https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-jsonbis-rfc7159bis-03#section-15.2>:
>>>
>>>
>>>>    [Err3607]  RFC Errata, "Errata ID 3607", RFC 4627,
>>>>               <http://www.rfc-editor.org>.
>>>>
>>>>    [Err3915]  RFC Errata, "Errata ID 7159", RFC 7159,
>>>>               <http://www.rfc-editor.org>.
>>>>
>>>>    [Err4264]  RFC Errata, "Errata ID 7159", RFC 7159,
>>>>               <http://www.rfc-editor.org>.
>>>>
>>>>    [Err4336]  RFC Errata, "Errata ID 7159", RFC 7159,
>>>>               <http://www.rfc-editor.org>.
>>>>
>>>>    [Err607]   RFC Errata, "Errata ID 607", RFC 4627,
>>>>               <http://www.rfc-editor.org>.
>>>
>>>
>>> The newly added ones have an incorrect title.
>>>
>>> That said: I realize that this way to cite an erratum is the one
>>> accepted by the RSE - other than that, it's brain dead, in that:
>>>
>>> a) it provides minimal help to actually get to the erratum (requires
>>> following a link, opening a form, entering values), and
>>>
>>> b) is semantically incorrect, as the erratum of an RFC is not the
>>> same thing as the RFC (but that's what the seriesInfo information is
>>> claiming).
>>
>> I agree with Julian on all counts here. A reader of this document who
>> is not familiar with the IETF (and there will be *plenty* of those 
>> for
>> this RFC) will not understand at all what is going on.
>>
>> Heather: is it possible to change the format for references to errata
>> now before this document is published?
>
> Hi,
>
> It rather depends on when the document in question is approved for
> publication and exactly what folks want changed. If we're just talking
> about adding a direct pointer, that's possible. It looks like it is in
> Last Call now, so it will be something of a race between it entering 
> our
> queue and our work to create those pretty, permanent URLs to errata.
>
> If you're talking about changing the XML tagging or the content 
> ordering
> in the errata reference, then no, that's not going to happen before 
> the
> doc is published.

I was speaking of you having links, and then changing the references in 
the draft you get to point to those links before publication as an RFC.

--Paul Hoffman


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