On Thu, 03 Jun 2004 11:04:06 PDT, Joe Touch said:
STD-5 is a nice choice - it actually refers to 6 different RFCs.
So which one redirects to STD005.txt, and what is in it?
(To see this noted in the RFCs themselves, see STD-62, which refers to a
set of 8 different RFCs.)
And what happens when a STD is updated/revised?
This is the IETF, we believe in rough consensus and running code. Note
carefully that RFC2119 and RFC2026 are both BCP rather than Standard,
indicating that even the meta-standard of how we produce standards is "running
code" rather than an actual standard itself... ;)
But anyhow, if we ever update STD005, we'll just do the obvious - create
STD079 or whatever we're up to, stick an "Obsoletes: STD005" on it, and stick
an "Obsoleted By: STD079" on STD005, and the RFC Editor will turn the crank and
make sure all the appropriate indexes and webpages are updated to match.
Again, this is all "running code" - we know how to issue an RFC that updates or
obsoletes one (modulo the occasional corner case that crops up), and there's no
obvious reason that the scheme that works for I-D, Draft, Proposed shouldn't
work for a full Standard...
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