Re: [dtn] Marking RFC5050 as Obsolete?

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Tue, 24 September 2019 13:12 UTC

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Subject: Re: [dtn] Marking RFC5050 as Obsolete?
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On Sep 24, 2019, at 14:12, lloyd.wood@yahoo.co.uk <lloyd.wood=40yahoo.co.uk@dmarc.ietf.org> wrote:
> 
> Given that warning, how the IETF can declare something
> it's already disclaimed to be obsolete is a puzzle to me.
> It’s withdrawing an endorsement that was never there.

We are not discussing whether RFC 5050 is obsolete.

We are discussing whether the BPv7 specification obsoletes RFC 5050.
“Obsoletes” is a technical term here, keep your hands off your Webster’s (or OED or whatever).

Grüße, Carsten