Re: RFC 20 status change last call: References to appendices

"John Levine" <> Sun, 04 January 2015 01:59 UTC

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Subject: Re: RFC 20 status change last call: References to appendices
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>> By the way, I don't have a copy of X3.4-1968, but I do have a copy of
>> X3.4-1977, which says in the back that it's a minor revision of the
>> 1968 edition.  The two footnotes on page 5 appear unchanged in the
>> 1977 edition, other than that appendix B4 is now B5, and I can assure
>> you that you haven't missed anything you didn't already know.

>Give that reference copies of x3.4-1968 are few and far between and I don't believe are
>available electronically anywhere other than RFC 20 itself, I would like to suggest a note in
>the erratum translating the appendix pointers to x3.4-1977 and that the current version
>x3.4-1986 contains the differences between it and x3.4-1977.

The current version appears to be ANSI INCITS 4-1986 (R2007).  Copies,
probably all unauthorized, are easy to find on the web.  It's still not
very different from the earlier versions.

Since the appendices in question say nothing of importance, I think we
have spent far too much time on this already.