On Fri, 2003-04-25 at 22:33, Matthew Palmer wrote: > RFC authors do it all the time, by issuing updates to existing RFC > documents. They say "Do it like this, except for this, this, and this". No, that's generally only done for tiny changes: Adding a bit here or there, etc. For large changes, the old document is obsoleted and the relevant portions included into the new one. Any other way would be insane! Consider that to understand the IPv6 Addressing Architecture, you'd have to read, in order: RFC 1884 (December 1995) RFC 2373 (July 1998) RFC 3515 (August 2003) An RFC can either obsolete another RFC (completely replace it) or update it.
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