Re: Getting the latest version of an RFC specification

Yoav Nir <ynir.ietf@gmail.com> Wed, 29 March 2017 22:04 UTC

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From: Yoav Nir <ynir.ietf@gmail.com>
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Subject: Re: Getting the latest version of an RFC specification
Date: Wed, 29 Mar 2017 17:04:06 -0500
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Yeah, like instead of redirecting to the next stop, present a page with a list of the obsoleting RFCs (name + title) and a link to each, like:

RFC 2616 is obsoleted by the following RFCs:
   o RFC 7230 <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7230/latest> - Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Message Syntax and Routing
   o RFC 7231 <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7231/latest> - Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP/1.1): Semantics and Content

and so on….

> On 29 Mar 2017, at 16:44, Dave Crocker <dhc@dcrocker.net> wrote:
> 
> On 3/29/2017 4:40 PM, Yoav Nir wrote:
>> But there are examples that are properly tagged.
>> https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc2616 is obsoleted by a series of six RFCs.
> 
> So to attempt a more serious suggestion -- remembering that the whole idea here was KISS:  If the Obsoleted-By field contains multiple pointers, then present this fact to the user and request that the select one.
> 
> d/
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> 
> --
> Dave Crocker
> Brandenburg InternetWorking
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