Re: [OAUTH-WG] [Errata Rejected] RFC8176 (6314)

Benjamin Kaduk <kaduk@mit.edu> Tue, 20 October 2020 16:24 UTC

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Subject: Re: [OAUTH-WG] [Errata Rejected] RFC8176 (6314)
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On Tue, Oct 20, 2020 at 09:21:45AM -0700, RFC Errata System wrote:
>  --VERIFIER NOTES-- 
> Errata reports are for reporting issues with the authoritative RFC version(s) as published by the RFC Editor.  RFC 8176 predates the usage of the "v3 XML" format, so the plain text version is the authoritative one, and thus questions of HTML links are irrelevant for it.

For what it's worth, this "bad HTML link" situation occurs with some
regularity -- the "html" versions of non-v3-XML RFCs are created by running
a script over the text version.  The script uses heuristics to convert
certain types of text into links, and "Section <N>" gets expanded to this
document unless followed by "of RFC <Y>".  I believe this script is
open-source and patches would be welcome, though I don't know the location
of the source-code repository in question off the top of my head.

-Ben