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RE: RFC 4395 should replace BCP 35, not separate BCP

From: Larry Masinter <LMM@acm.org>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 18:39:21 -0800
To: "'Tony Hansen'" <tony@att.com>, "'RFC Editor'" <rfc-editor@rfc-editor.org>
Cc: "'Lisa Dusseault'" <lisa.dusseault@gmail.com>, "Larry Masinter" <masinter@adobe.com>, "'Lisa Dusseault'" <ldusseault@commerce.net>, <iana@iana.org>, <uri@w3.org>, <www-tag@w3.org>, "'Ted Hardie'" <hardie@qualcomm.com>
Message-ID: <005901c98028$7619f6b0$624de410$@org>

Sounds good to me. 

I suppose someone looking at RFC 3986 coming across:

   [BCP35]    Petke, R. and I. King, "Registration Procedures for URL
              Scheme Names", BCP 35, RFC 2717, November 1999.

might not know to go to the *current* BCP 35 and not the RFC 2717 version?

Larry
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http://larry.masinter.net


-----Original Message-----
From: www-tag-request@w3.org [mailto:www-tag-request@w3.org] On Behalf Of
Tony Hansen
Sent: Monday, January 26, 2009 4:34 PM
To: RFC Editor
Cc: Lisa Dusseault; Larry Masinter; Lisa Dusseault; iana@iana.org;
uri@w3.org; www-tag@w3.org; Ted Hardie (hardie@qualcomm.com)
Subject: Re: RFC 4395 should replace BCP 35, not separate BCP


Thanks! I think this would do the trick. Larry?

	Tony

RFC Editor wrote:
> Hi Lisa and Tony,
> 
> We propose to retire BCP 115, link RFC 4395 to BCP 35, and add an
> erratum to reflect that the header of RFC 4395 should say BCP 35, not
> BCP 135. 
> 
> We will proceed unles we hear any objections.
> 
> Thanks,
> 
> RFC Editor
> 
> On Mon, Jan 26, 2009 at 05:44:11PM -0500, Tony Hansen wrote:
>> No one has responded. It seems like an issue that the RFC editor should
>> be able to resolve without resorting to place holder RFCs.
>>
>> 	Tony
>>
>> Lisa Dusseault wrote:
>>> Was any action item ever taken for this?  Honestly I do not know how to
>>> fix what RFC points at what BCP or vice versa.  RFC Editor, can you tell
>>> me if somebody outside the RFC Editor organization needs to do
something? 
>>>
>>> Thanks,
>>> Lisa
>>>
>>> On Mon, Jan 19, 2009 at 10:24 AM, Tony Hansen <tony@att.com
>>> <mailto:tony@att.com>> wrote:
>>>
>>>     We totally missed that, didn't we? Sigh.
>>>
>>>     For (b), could the entry for BCP 115 be set somehow to point to 115
>>>     without needing an RFC filler document?
>>>
>>>            Tony
>>>
>>>     Larry Masinter wrote:
>>>     > RFC 4395   http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4395  explicitly
>>>     obsoletes RFC
>>>     > 2717 and RFC 2718.
>>>     >
>>>     > RFC 2717 is also listed as BCP 35.
>>>     >
>>>     > The intention was for RFC 4395 to become the updated BCP 35.
>>>     >
>>>     > Instead,  RFC 4395 was instead registered as BCP 115, and BCP 35
left
>>>     > intact.
>>>     >
>>>     > This wasn't the intent, and the references as they stand make no
>>>     sense.
>>>     >
>>>     > I'm not sure what the best way of correcting this situation is,
but I
>>>     > would suggest (a) updating BCP 35 to point to RFC 4395, and (b)
>>>     > replacing BCP 115 with a note that it was assigned in error and to
see
>>>     > BCP 35.
>>>     >
>>>     > I suppose  a very short internet draft which explained this error
and
>>>     > made this proposal could be approved as a protocol action and used
as
>>>     > BCP 115.
>>>
>>>
>>>
Received on Tuesday, 27 January 2009 02:40:36 GMT

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