Re: [rfc-i] some thoughts about errata

"John Levine" <johnl@taugh.com> Wed, 08 February 2017 15:26 UTC

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From: "John Levine" <johnl@taugh.com>
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>>> 1) Each erratum should have a stable URI that can be used for 
>>> citations.

That would be nice, and I expect pretty easy.  This works now:

https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?eid=nnnn

Perhaps we could add an alternate URL with a slightly cleaner syntax
and promise it's stable, e.g.

https://www.rfc-editor.org/erratum/nnnn


>>> 2) For each RFC, there should be a machine-readable (*) HTTP resource
>>> (**) offering status information about the set of erratas present for
>>> that RFC. 

That's not much harder.  Agaim we already have this:

https://www.rfc-editor.org/errata_search.php?rfc=nnnn

The current result is formatted to look nice in a browser, but since
it's all generated on the fly from a database, a cleaner URL that
returned the result in XML or JSON would be straightforward.

R's,
John
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