*> Bob Braden wrote:
*> > *>
*> > *> And what happens when a STD is updated/revised?
*> > *>
*> > *> Joe
*> > Joe,
*> > Unnnh, let me guess. Update the web pointer to the new RFC(s)?
*> > Bob Braden
*> I was thinking of the case where
*> 791 -> STD3
*> In which case when STD3 points to a new RFC, papers citing STD3 would be
If a paper is citing RFC 793 because it wants to cite the standard
spec for TCP, then citing STD3 is exactly the right thing to do. I
would submit that this is nearly always the case. It it relatively
rare that a TCP citation depends upon some particular wording or
content of the a particular (obsolete) RFC.
*> STD numbers have dynamic content - as you mention above. Which is why
*> the RFC number (which never changes) is what should be cited.
No, it is STDs that have static meaning; RFCs can change.
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