[rfc-i] Referencing Internet Drafts

Eggert, Lars lars at netapp.com
Fri May 29 01:12:21 PDT 2015


On 2015-5-29, at 00:12, Joe Touch <touch at isi.edu> wrote:
> 
> I agree. Given that I-Ds are no longer ephemeral as once intended
> anyway, this should also mean updating the I-D boilerplate:
> 
>   Internet-Drafts are draft documents valid for a maximum of six months
>   and may be updated, replaced, or obsoleted by other documents at any
>   time.  It is inappropriate to use Internet-Drafts as reference
>   material or to cite them other than as "work in progress."
> 
> That last sentence should be revised to say that I-Ds should be cited by
> including their date and version number, and omit the rest.

+1

If we want to change the way we cite IDs, we also need to change the boilerplate text that tells people how to cite IDs.

Lars


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