[rfc-i] "obsoleted by" in RFC 5143

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Nov 19 07:23:54 PST 2009


points out:

       ...Currently two
       relationships are defined: "Updates", and "Obsoletes" [RFC2223].
       Variants like "Obsoleted by" are also used (e.g in [RFC5143]).
       Other types of relationships may be defined by the RFC Editor and
       may appear in future RFCs.

That confused me a lot, because "obsoleted by" is the inverse of 
"obsoletes", not a variant, right?

But, indeed, RFC 5143 *is* obsoleted by RFC 4842, which was published 
one year earlier.

Does anybody know what exactly happened here?

BR, Julian

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