Re: [rfc-i] some thoughts about errata

Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de> Sun, 12 February 2017 11:34 UTC

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To: John Levine <johnl@taugh.com>, rfc-interest@rfc-editor.org
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From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke@gmx.de>
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Subject: Re: [rfc-i] some thoughts about errata
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On 2017-02-08 16:26, John Levine wrote:
> ...
>>>> 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.
> ...

Right.

In the meantime I put something together to scrape data from these pages 
(see 
<https://github.com/reschke/xml2rfc/commits/master/parse-errata.xslt>), 
and used it (optionally) in rfc2629.xslt.

Example:

<https://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc7749.html#rfc.section.5>

Best regards, Julian
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