[apps-discuss] Changes to netnews header registrations

Graham Klyne <gk@ninebynine.org> Fri, 13 May 2016 06:22 UTC

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As reviewer for the IANA message headers registry 
(http://www.iana.org/assignments/message-headers/message-headers.xhtml), I've 
received a request to change references to to rename "[Son-of-1036]" references 
to "[RFC1849]"?  This document is now published as a historic RFC.

I propose to make a recommendation that goes beyond the original request, and as 
such I thought I should submit my proposed recommendation to public review.

I think the requested change is appropriate with respect to the following 
message header fields:

     Also-control
     Article-names
     Article-updates
     See-also

(Did I miss any?)

I also think that RFC5536 should be cited for these headers, as it is this 
document that formally declared them to be obsolete 
(https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5536#section-6).

While we're at it, I'd suggest also citing RFC5536 for the following header 
fields, also obsoleted by that document 
(https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc5536#section-3.3 and #section-6):

     Date-Received        netnews    obsoleted    [RFC0850]
     Posting-Version        netnews    obsoleted    [RFC0850]
     Relay-Version        netnews    obsoleted    [RFC0850]
     NNTP-Posting-Date        netnews    obsoleted
     NNTP-Posting-Host        netnews    obsoleted    [RFC2980]

If I hear no objection within a few days, I'll pass this recommendaton to IANA.

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