[rfc-i] Making the XML available

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Mar 5 21:09:19 PST 2019


On 05.03.2019 22:00, Heather Flanagan wrote:
> Hi all,
> 
> I would add one more thing, with regards to the current XML files. XML files, where we have them today (which is not for everything) are not necessarily indicative of the final text. Changes may have been made in nroff prior to publication. Rather than potentially distribute incorrect material, we make it available per RFC upon request, which gives us an opportunity to make sure the recipient understands they may not be getting the final content of the RFC.
> 
> This will change, as Joel noted, in the v3 format world, but that won’t reflect back to any RFCs published before we go live with v3.
> 
> -Heather

FWIW, the process of checking whether the XML actually *is* accurate can 
be fully automated...

Best regards, Julian


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