Re: [rfc-i] draft-kuehlewind-update-tag/

Joe Touch <touch@strayalpha.com> Thu, 26 March 2020 17:26 UTC

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> On Mar 26, 2020, at 10:14 AM, Michael Richardson <mcr+ietf@sandelman.ca> wrote:
> 
>> “Updates” means just that - it affects the base document in a way that
>> MIGHT be hazardous to ignore. That means you need to read the doc to
>> find out why, to what extent, and how that affects what you want to
>> do.
> 
> I wonder if you can recognize that this might not be the only way it has been
> used in the past.  Maybe those uses were in error, but you've picked a
> particular definition that wasn't always applied.

I do. Adding terms doesn’t make that more clear or useful. Updates means changes of any nature that do not replace the prior RFC in its entirety.  

If that isn’t obvious to any English speaker, then these nuanced other terms that subdivide that category further definitely will not help. 

Joe
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