[rfc-i] comments on "Format FAQ"

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Thu Feb 27 07:52:08 PST 2014

On 2014-02-27 16:18, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> On 2/26/14 10:30 PM, Julian Reschke wrote:
>> On 2014-02-26 23:31, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
>>> A new version is posted: http://www.rfc-editor.org/rse/FormatFAQ.html
>>> -Heather
>>> ...
>>> "Will you republish any RFCs in the new Canonical format?"
>>>      No. No changes will be made to already-published RFCs.
>> I still believe we should in those cases where we can.
> I believe that if we start messing with already-published documents, we
> would undermine the whole principle of RFCs not changing once published.
>   Granted, we would not be touching the canonical version (the .txt) of
> those older RFCs, but I think we would find it difficult to make clear
> that the .txt is the canonical version for those RFCs, not the xml we
> would have to clean up and use to create the newer style publication
> formats.

Well, we could publish the HTML/PDF/whatever versions, and keep the XML 
for ourselves :-) (And yes, that's not what I said before)

Best regards, Julian

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