Confusing replaced-by information
Carsten Bormann <cabo <at> tzi.org>
2014-07-03 20:34:33 GMT
I’m afraid I destroyed the evidence here, but before I sent the below request and it was acted on,
showed draft-kovatsch-lwig-coap in the list of versions, but if you clicked on the diff2 link there you got
an error message from the rfcdiff tool (apparently about a missing url1). So there was some knowledge in
tools that this was kind of a bit like a replaced-by, but the knowledge wasn’t consistently acted upon
(and, e.g., it wasn’t visible in the WG page).
The reason I note this is
1) The fact that draft-kovatsch-lwig-coap was in the list of versions almost convinced me not to send the
below request; and
2) The bad diff2 link certainly qualifies as a bug.
I’m not arguing that guessed replaced-by information shouldn’t be shown, just that it should be
qualified as such (and that links offered should not lead to an error message).
Begin forwarded message:
> From: "Cindy Morgan via RT" <iesg-secretary <at> ietf.org>
> Subject: [www.ietf.org/rt #66625] draft-ietf-lwig-coap-00.txt replaces draft-kovatsch-lwig-coap-03
> Date: 3 Jul 2014 22:02:41 +0200
> To: cabo <at> tzi.org
> Reply-To: iesg-secretary <at> ietf.org
> Hi Carsten,
> The replaced-by information has been added to the datatracker, as requested.
> The way this works is, replaced-by information has to be added to the
> datatracker manually. The tools.ietf.org sites are running a script that will
> try to guess at replacement relationships based on the draft names--that is why
> you were seeing different information there. Please note that tools.ietf.org is
> separate from the datatracker and not under Secretariat control--for issues
> there, please contact webmaster <at> tools.ietf.org.
> Best regards,
> On Thu Jul 03 12:21:44 2014, cabo <at> tzi.org wrote:
>> please take note that
>> (I’m a bit confused that tools.ietf.org already seems to indicate that
>> when looking at
>> but neither the datatracker nor the tools WG page seem to know that.)
>> Grüße, Carsten
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