[rfc-i] <referencegroup> feedback

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Apr 26 22:12:20 PDT 2016

On 2016-04-27 00:44, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> On 24 Apr 2016, at 18:50, Jim Schaad wrote:
>> I was going back through things and was wondering if this was ever
>> resolved
>> or was just ignored.
>> I have a situation in a document that I am working on where I would like
>> something better than what I currently have.  I am currently doing
>> [SMIMEv3.2]  "S/MIME version 3.2".
>>               This group of documents represents S/MIME version 3.2.
>>               This set of documents are [RFC2634], [RFC5750], [RFC5751],
>>               [RFC5652], and [RFC5035].
>> And I really was looking for something that had the title and then the
>> documents listed as part of the overall group reference, but that is not
>> currently doable with the current grammar.  I would just need to keep
>> what I
>> currently have with the double indirect.
> This is not planned for the v3 format. <referencegroup> is meant to add
> a group anchor, not a group title nor a group description. Part of the
> reasoning I had for this limitation is that people who want to retitle
> or describe a particular reference might start futzing with
> <referencegroup> in order to get that functionality.
> You have a reasonable desire, but I don't think it will get added this
> time around.

Well, it fails to generate the STD format mentioned in RFC 7322, so I 
think it needs more work...

Best regards, Julian

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