Re: [TLS] Last Call: <draft-ietf-tls-oldversions-deprecate-09.txt> (Deprecating TLSv1.0 and TLSv1.1) to Best Current Practice

Gary Gapinski <ietf@garygapinski.com> Sat, 28 November 2020 04:39 UTC

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Subject: Re: [TLS] Last Call: <draft-ietf-tls-oldversions-deprecate-09.txt> (Deprecating TLSv1.0 and TLSv1.1) to Best Current Practice
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Looking at https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-oldversions-deprecate-09" rel="nofollow">https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-tls-oldversions-deprecate-09 §2:

  • §2 ¶5 has «TLS 1.3, specified in TLSv1.3 [RFC8446]…».
  • §2 ¶4 has «TLSv1.2, specified in RFC5246 [RFC5246]…»
  • §2 ¶3 has «TLS 1.1, specified in [RFC4346]…»

Were these variant ( specified in plaintext+[link], specified in link+[link], specified in [link] ) citation forms deliberate?

TLS 1.2 was given a "v" for version; the others not.

§2 ¶1 cites RFC 7457 twice with hyperlinks.

The document references in square brackets link directly to the documents; elsewhere in the document, many square-bracketed document references are intra-document links to §10, though RFC references seem mostly to be direct (i.e., not intra-document). Perhaps all square-bracketed links should be intra-document links to §10? https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7322.html" rel="nofollow">RFC 7322 seems adopt the same seemingly arbitrary (some links are direct; some intra-document) hyperlinking without any related etiquette guidance.

Regards,

Gary