[rfc-i] Finding contributors

Ronald Tse tse at ribose.com
Tue Feb 6 17:19:52 PST 2018

I agree that contributors should be made locate-able through datatracker.

If this is accepted, it would be best to extend the RFC XML structure to accept contributors as metadata with the role “contributor”, just like “editor” and “author” now. 

I wonder if the RFC XML v3 format could be updated to allow this?



Ronald Tse
Ribose Inc.

> On Feb 7, 2018, at 9:04 AM, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi,
>> On 03/02/2018 05:28, Michael H. Behringer wrote:
>> ...
>>>> Side question: how are contributors associated with an RFC in the datatracker? I mean if I search on the datatracker with someone's name, will the RFC where he has been contributors appear?
>>> I believe contributors are not "found", on official searches. (Like the 
>>> RFC editor page).
> Do people think that RFC contributors (as described in RFC 7322) should
> be "findable"?
> (I'm raising the question here first. If people think the answer is yes,
> it might also become a feature request for the IETF data tracker.)
>   Brian
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