[rfc-i] Finding contributors

Toerless Eckert tte at cs.fau.de
Wed Feb 7 12:27:07 PST 2018

RFCs should not bother to dynamically update author information
about they are published. But authors should be given good
choices to find them with the information put into the RFC,
but i would not put that burden on the RFC-editor infra.

But, The RFC-editor for example could ask during Auth48
(into the template text sent to authors).

-> Do you think your contact information is valid long term,
   across change of association ? If not:
   - you can ask us to add additional emails (after XML phase).
   - You can also provide a URI via your XML or txt draft,
     eg: your web/social-network site or the like.

Of course it would be nice if IETF wold give authors some
permanent email or URL, but thats a separate question IMHO,
especially because that would not necessarily apply to individual
submission stream RFCs.


On Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 08:17:57PM -0500, Joel M. Halpern wrote:
> Personally, I would not put much effort into making contributors
> findable.  We could discuss it again after we showed we cared about
> making authors findable by doing more than putting the then-current
> contact information in the RFC.
> Yours,
> Joel
> On 2/6/18 8:04 PM, Brian E Carpenter 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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