[rfc-i] <seriesInfo>

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at mozilla.com
Mon Jul 19 17:06:43 PDT 2021

There's been some confusion about the <seriesInfo> element:

- When <seriesInfo> is a child of <reference>, the 'stream' attribute
isn't used.

- When <seriesInfo> is a child of <front>, it's unclear how exactly to
handle the 'stream' attribute. For instance, since <seriesInfo> can
appear more than once (such as in the case of a BCP), there's potential
confusion if the values of the 'stream' attribute are inconsistent.

- The 'status' attribute hasn't been used at all.

Based on discussion in the RFC XML and style guide change management
team, here is a proposal:

1. Remove 'stream' from <seriesInfo>

2. Add a new <stream> element as a child of <front>

3. Remove 'status' from <seriesInfo>

As far as I can see, this would make the use of <seriesInfo> consistent
whether it is a child of <front> or <reference>.

Feedback is welcome.


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