[Tools-discuss] Idnits feature request

"Adrian Farrel" <adrian@olddog.co.uk> Wed, 06 November 2019 18:56 UTC

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Subject: [Tools-discuss] Idnits feature request
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Hi,

Been discussing this with the other stream heads and wondered whether there
is space for a feature in your To Do list for idnits.

I see at https://tools.ietf.org/tools/idnits/todo that you have an item for
cross-checking obsoletion of higher level docs.

Could you also check for obsoletes/updates across streams (e.g., an
Independent Submission attempts to Obsolete an IETF Stream RFC) and generate
a warning such as:

"This document attempts to obsolete/update an RFC from another stream.
Specific rules may apply to this process, and you will need sign-off from
both stream heads before this document can proceed."

Very much appreciate the work that the tools team does.

Best,
Adrian
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Adrian Farrel
Independent Submissions Editor (ISE)
rfc-ise@rfc-editor.org