[rfc-i] Citing errata, was: feedback on draft-iab-styleguide-01

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Mar 25 00:42:22 PDT 2014

On 2014-03-24 17:33, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
> ...
>>     The following format is required when a reference to an errata report
>>     is necessary:
>>        [ErrNNNN]  RFC Errata, Errata ID NNNN, RFC NNNN,
>>                   <http:/www.rfc-editor.org>.
>>        [Err1912]  RFC Errata, Errata ID 1912, RFC 2978,
>>                   <http://www.rfc-editor.org>.
>> Big -1. The RFC Editor should provide stable URIs for errata, and they
>> should be used in the reference.
>> Also, the format is very misleading. The erratum is not the RFC, so this
>> is a case where the notation deviates from what we use elsewhere.
>> Can we make it "RFC Erratum RFCXXXX-NNNN", so we can drop the "RFC NNNN"
>> entry?
> The errata system is slated for a pretty extensive overhaul as part of
> the fallout from the upcoming format changes.  I suggest leaving the
> Style Guide guidance as is for now, noting that it will change
> significantly in the next 12-24 months.
> ...

Proposed format:

         [ErrYYYY]  RFC Errata, RFC Erratum RFCXXXX-YYYY,

(...and set up the web server to rewrite/redirect 
<http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/YYYY> to 
<http://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?eid=YYYY> for now).

Best regards, Julian

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