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Updating RFCs

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Author Erik Wilde
Last updated 2017-03-27 (Latest revision 2016-09-14)
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As part of document metadata, RFCs can reference existing RFC that they update or obsolete. While obsoleting is well-understood (replace the obsoleted RFC in its entirety), updating has more nuances because the updated RFC remains valid. This document contains some clarifications about how to handle updating in a way that makes it easier for readers to understand how the original and the updating RFC relate. Note to Readers This draft should be discussed on the wgchairs mailing list [1]. Online access to all versions and files is available on github [2].


Erik Wilde

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