Re: [babel] Shepherd review of draft-ietf-babel-v4viav6-03

Donald Eastlake <> Sun, 13 June 2021 15:40 UTC

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From: Donald Eastlake <>
Date: Sun, 13 Jun 2021 11:38:45 -0400
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Subject: Re: [babel] Shepherd review of draft-ietf-babel-v4viav6-03
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Hi Juliusz,

On Sun, Jun 13, 2021 at 8:09 AM Juliusz Chroboczek <> wrote:
> > I think the simplest thing would be to remove the "Updates: 8966" header from
> > the first page.
> If that's okay with you, I'd rather add the mention.  It's useful to be
> able to see related drafts on the datatracker.

OK, then you need to add something like "This document updates RFC
8966." to the Abstract, probably at the end, and "This document
updates [RFC8966]." somewhere in the Introduction.

> (IMHO, there should be a "Relates-to" relation for RFCs, to make the
> datatracker more useful.)

You are not alone in believing that the "Updates" header should be
augmented by the availability of something like an "Extends" header. I
think a "Relates-to" header is a bit too vague and judgemental. But
this issue has been around for years now so I wouldn't expect a change
any time soon.

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