[rfc-i] obsoletes/updates, was: New Version Notification for draft-hoffman-xml2rfc-20.txt

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Wed Jun 17 23:30:53 PDT 2015

On 2015-06-17 22:51, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> Greetings again. The v3 document is getting closer to finished, but there are still changes happening, and comments are certainly still welcome. The most significant change in this version is to give examples of the "updates" and "obsoletes" attributes of <rfc>. In the same attributes, removed the ability to say that an Internet-Draft updates or obsoletes another Internet-Draft, based on RFC 2026.
> ...

I think that's a regression.

There are cases where a *draft* wants to say that it updates/obsoletes 
another one, and there's no reason to forbid it. The situation for RFCs 
is of course different.

As a matter of fact, this very draft shouldn't say "obsoletes: 2629" but 
"obsoletes: draft-iab-xml2rfcv2".

Best regards, Julian

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