[rfc-i] Valid email addresses [last call "On Authors, Contributors, Editors, and overload."]

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Tue Jan 10 12:14:16 PST 2012

On Jan 10, 2012, at 12:07 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:

> Maybe this is a side issue, but I am aware of a quite recent case
> where an author insisted on listing an obsolete email address in
> an RFC, because it was his address at the former employer where
> he did the work.
> We know that email addresses are not for ever, but should there be
> a default policy requiring a valid address at the date of publication?

Good point, and it is not just email. Should the policy be that the stated affiliation be valid at the time of publication, regardless of what the affiliation was during the document development?

--Paul Hoffman

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