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RFC 6550, "RPL: IPv6 Routing Protocol for Low-Power and Lossy Networks", March 2012

Source of RFC: roll (rtg)

Errata ID: 4219
Status: Held for Document Update
Type: Editorial
Publication Format(s) : TEXT

Reported By: Michael Richardson
Date Reported: 2015-01-05
Held for Document Update by: Adrian Farrel
Date Held: 2015-01-06

Section 1.0 says:

This document specifies the IPv6 Routing Protocol for LLNs (RPL).
Note that although RPL was specified according to the requirements
set forth in the aforementioned requirement documents, its use is in
no way limited to these applications.

It should say:

This document specifies the IPv6 Routing Protocol for LLNs (RPL).  
The acronym RPL is used extensively in other documents and in 
other acronyms,and it is pronounced "ripple". As such, it is 
appropriate to write "a RPL root" as if the acronym was pronounced, 
rather than "an RPL root" if the letters were spelt out "arr peee ell".

Note that although RPL was specified according to the requirements
set forth in the aforementioned requirement documents, its use is in
no way limited to these applications.

Notes:

Pronunciation of RPL
Newcomers to the IoT space do not know what "ripple" is.
This is recorded as errata so that it does not get lost on 6550bis.

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