[rfc-i] Fixing names in references to old RFCs
mt at lowentropy.net
Thu Feb 18 12:11:36 PST 2021
On Fri, Feb 19, 2021, at 03:08, Michael Richardson wrote:
> > But we didn't used to. I have a document that cites an older RFC where
> > one of the authors had their name mangled. What do people here think
> > about correcting the mangling when referencing that document from a
> > newer RFC?
> I think that you are asking if the reference.RFC.xxxx.xml file should get
> fixed. Others seem to think that you are asking to regenerate the RFC.
> Please clarify.
I was deliberately vague, which has resulting in some productive discussion in various directions. I need neither. The document I was talking about is in XML and has complete references inline, not URLs.
I would not have suggested changing the original, immutable document. Updating references files (reference.RFC.blah.xml) so everyone benefits is a good idea if we decide that a change is appropriate.
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