[rfc-i] Feedback solicited: Update tags draft

ekr at rtfm.com (Eric Rescorla) Sat, 29 February 2020 14:29 UTC

From: ekr at rtfm.com (Eric Rescorla)
Date: Sat, 29 Feb 2020 06:29:24 -0800
Subject: [rfc-i] Feedback solicited: Update tags draft
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My initial comment about the first rule of holes seems to apply doubly to
this idea

-Ekr


On Sat, Feb 29, 2020 at 6:27 AM Carsten Bormann <cabo at tzi.org> wrote:

>
> >> We would need boilerplate in each RFC that includes potential future
> amendments.
> >
> > I don't understand how that would work, and it's hard to see how you
> could reason about it.
>
> RFCs are textually immutable.  We solve the problem by adding references
> to mutable information the RFC, e.g. to IANA registries: this keeps the
> text immutable, but allows us to add to the content later.
> Obviously, a claim to conformance to any RFC could not include future
> values from that registry.
>
> By adding to each RFC a reference to (a ?registry?, except that it would
> not be an IANA registry) of documents that must be read with the that
> document, we could extend this mechanism to other changes.  We would need
> to make it explicit that any claim to conformance would need to include a
> date, and would imply adding amendments published at that date to the
> document conformance to which is claimed to.
>
> (I?m not advocating this, I?m just saying how this could be done.
> Disadvantage: Can not be done with RFCs published before this change.)
>
> Gr??e, Carsten
>
>
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