Re: Revision of RFC 7302

Paul Kyzivat <pkyzivat@alum.mit.edu> Tue, 03 May 2016 00:12 UTC

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Subject: Re: Revision of RFC 7302
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On 5/2/16 4:34 PM, Ted Hardie wrote:

>     If the "obsolete" path is chosen, perhaps there is a way to explicitly
>     highlight the (very limited) changes, beyond the short description in
>     the abstract?
>
> You can include an appendix with a list of the changes.  That's
> non-normative,
> but it would likely be consulted by anyone who wanted to simply check on the
> relationship between the two.

The trouble I have with this approach is that a reviewer must either 
*trust* that the summary is right, or else must check that there aren't 
other changes. If I am doing a serious review I would never have this 
level of trust.)

Doing the latter depends on the size of the document and how extensive 
the changes (even superficial ones) are.

I would be inclined to first try rfcdiff between the two documents. 
Sometimes this can work if the changes are really minor. But more likely 
there will be enough superficial changes that the diff is a mess and you 
can't easily distinguish the superficial changes from the substantial ones.

	Thanks,
	Paul