[rfc-i] Referencing IANA registries
touch at isi.edu
Sat Dec 17 00:34:09 PST 2016
Most of the time we probably should be citing the RFC that created the registry, rather than the registry itself.
> On Dec 17, 2016, at 12:18 AM, Carsten Bormann <cabo at tzi.org> wrote:
>> On 17 Dec 2016, at 01:37, Joe Touch <touch at isi.edu> wrote:
>> I don't think there's any useful convention for the citation label.
> If we want to automate this from an authoring tool, I’d probably use the label
> then lower-case the part after IANA, fetch
> and then build the References entry from '/registry/title/text()’ and that URI after removing the last path component.
> Would that be a useful addition to an authoring tool?
I don't understand what you're building. I thought the reference was to the table, not an entry.
> (I’m not sure what to make of the fact that this particular registry appears to have an alias; I’d rather use the official names.)
It's one of the few with a searchable index.
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