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Definition of new tags for relations between RFCs

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Authors Mirja Kühlewind , Suresh Krishnan
Last updated 2023-04-27 (Latest revision 2022-10-24)
Replaces draft-kuehlewind-update-tag
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An RFC can include a tag called "Updates" which can be used to link a new RFC to an existing RFC. On publication of such an RFC, the existing RFC will include an additional metadata tag called "Updated by" which provides a link to the new RFC. However, this tag pair is not well-defined and therefore it is currently used for multiple different purposes, which leads to confusion about the actual meaning of this tag and inconsistency in its use. This document recommends the discontinuation of the use of the updates/updated by tag pair, and instead proposes three new tag pairs that have well-defined meanings and use cases.


Mirja Kühlewind
Suresh Krishnan

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