Re: Last Call: <draft-leiba-cotton-iana-5226bis-12.txt> (Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs) to Best Current Practice

Stephen Farrell <stephen.farrell@cs.tcd.ie> Tue, 07 June 2016 08:13 UTC

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Subject: Re: Last Call: <draft-leiba-cotton-iana-5226bis-12.txt> (Guidelines for Writing an IANA Considerations Section in RFCs) to Best Current Practice
To: Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org>
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On 07/06/16 02:22, Barry Leiba wrote:
> OK, I have new text to propose for the paragraph in question (sorry:
> it makes it a bit longer) as a result of this discussion.  Thanks,
> everyone, for putting in your comments.
> 
> Stephen, and all, how does this work?:

Still not my fav thing but I agree it matches the discussion
so I'll clear that discuss point based on this or similar
text.

S

> 
> NEW
>    If information for registered items has been or is being moved to
>    other documents, then the registration information should be changed
>    to point to those other documents. In most cases, documentation
>    references should not be left pointing to the obsoleted document
>    for registries or registered items that are still in current use.
>    For registries or registered items that are no longer in current
>    use, it will usually make sense to leave the references pointing
>    to the old document -- the last current reference for the obsolete
>    items.  The main point is to make sure that the reference pointers
>    are as useful and current as is reasonable, and authors should
>    consider that as they write the IANA Considerations for the new
>    document.  As always: do the right thing, and there is flexibility
>    to allow for that.
> END
> 
> Barry
>