Re: [apps-discuss] Designating Apps Area related RFCs as Historic

Frank Ellermann <hmdmhdfmhdjmzdtjmzdtzktdkztdjz@gmail.com> Fri, 08 July 2011 18:30 UTC

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Date: Fri, 8 Jul 2011 20:30:26 +0200
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On 8 July 2011 12:54, SM <sm@resistor.net> wrote:

> But it has been mentioned that it is book-keeping work.
> You don't want to have that on your track record.

IBTD, cleaning up the mess left by others is very important
work, e.g., the FTP URI draft is AFAIK the last missing
piece to finally get rid of RFC 1783 references in other
documents.

The "bulk deprecation" some years ago was brilliant, on
the same level as "ABNF to STD".  I certainly hope that the
SMTP + message format authors will soon do the bookkeeping
work to fix the minor errata in their documents and publish
them as STDs, you know what the "current" STDs still are.

I have not the faintest idea what "SUPDUP" is or was, and
I won't check it -- the risk that I like it and/or waste
time with it is too high.  But if somebody has the time to
clean up "SUPDUP" for hopefully sound reasons I would not
wish to stand in the way claiming that work done by others
wastes my time.

-Frank