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#451 RFC 6129 gets the TEI acronym wrong

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RFC 6129 (, which establishes the application/tei+xml media type, has this rather egregious error in its first paragraph:

" This document defines the 'application/tei+xml' media type for markup
languages defined in accordance with the Text Encoding and
Interchange guidelines."

Should be "Text Encoding Initiative". I'm assigning this to Laurent, since he's one of the original authors.


  • Kevin Hawkins

    Kevin Hawkins - 2012-10-08

    Once the RFC is fixed, the new section 23.1 of P5, inserted as part of , should be revised to give the date of the new version of the RFC and the new correct acronym.

  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2012-10-08

    @Kevin: Yes. When this particular ticket is done, and the first draft below is integrated into the Guidelines, I'll close this ticket, but the other ticket will ensure we update when appropriate.

  • Martin Holmes

    Martin Holmes - 2012-10-08

    Last comment was a bit braindead. I meant: when this ticket is complete (meaning the RFC is updated), the section inserted as part of will be updated, as Kevin says. will be closed when its job is done, so this ticket should stay open to ensure that happens.

  • Laurent Romary

    Laurent Romary - 2012-10-08

    Just a ping to mention that I am back from holidays and have contacted Sigfrid Lundberg to handle this with IETF.

  • Laurent Romary

    Laurent Romary - 2012-10-08

    Inserting a comment from Sigfrid:

    You can NEVER revise an RFC. We can file new. Which will get a new number.

    Suppose that we could start an errata, list though. One question, though: Has that acronym changed since we wrote the document? If that's the case I don't think we can file an erratum either.


  • Laurent Romary

    Laurent Romary - 2012-10-09

    The following errata report has been submitted for RFC6129,
    "The 'application/tei+xml' Media Type".

    You may review the report below and at:

    Type: Editorial
    Reported by: Laurent Romary <>

    Section: GLOBAL

    Original Text
    "Text Encoding and Interchange"

    Corrected Text
    "Text Encoding Initiative"

    Typo introduced by mistake at some point in the submission process. "Text Encoding Initiative" is the official name of the TEI (see\)

    This errata is currently posted as "Reported". If necessary, please
    use "Reply All" to discuss whether it should be verified or
    rejected. When a decision is reached, the verifying party (IESG)
    can log in to change the status and edit the report, if necessary.

    RFC6129 (draft-lundberg-app-tei-xml-09)
    Title : The 'application/tei+xml' Media Type
    Publication Date : February 2011
    Author(s) : L. Romary, S. Lundberg
    Category : INFORMATIONAL
    Area : N/A
    Stream : IETF
    Verifying Party : IESG

  • Lou Burnard

    Lou Burnard - 2013-03-31
    • status: open --> closed-fixed
    • milestone: --> AMBER