[rfc-i] Errata Reference Format

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sat Mar 11 05:55:16 PST 2017


>  Referencing Errata
>    The following format is required when a reference to an erratum
>    report is necessary:
>    [ErrNumber]  RFC Errata, Erratum ID number, RFC number, <URI>.
>    [Err1912]  RFC Errata, Erratum ID 1912, RFC 2978, xxx.

In V3, we'd format that as:

> <reference anchor="Err1912" quoteTitle="false" target="xxx">
>   <front>
>     <title>Errata ID 1912</title>
>     <author><organization>RFC Errata</organization></author>
>   </front>
>   <seriesInfo name="RFC" value="2978"/>
> </reference>


1) That makes it look like this references actually RFC 2978, so the 
seriesInfo element is very misleading.

2) No date is specified.


<reference anchor="Err1912" quoteTitle="false" 
     <title>RFC 2978 Erratum 1912</title>
     <author><organization>RFC Errata</organization></author>
   <seriesInfo name="RFC Errata" value="1912"/>
   <date year="2009" month="October"/>


[Err1912]  RFC Errata, RFC 2978 Erratum 1912, RFC Errata 1912, October
            2009, <https://www.rfc-editor.or/errata_search.php?eid=1912>

a) This make seriesInfo actually meaningful.

b) The URI of course should be aligned with what the future format is; 
for instance <https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata/1912>.

allows us to have an unquoted title, but I'd like to question whether we 
*really* need a special case here.

Best regards, Julian

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