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  2. JDK-8213757

Investigate the possibility of updating the reference to the spec in java.net.Inet6Address

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    • Type: Bug
    • Status: Open
    • Priority: P5
    • Resolution: Unresolved
    • Affects Version/s: 12
    • Fix Version/s: tbd
    • Component/s: core-libs
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      Description

      This issue has been created as a result of reviewing the change for JDK-8213490 here: http://mail.openjdk.java.net/pipermail/net-dev/2018-November/011948.html

      It looks like the draft [1] referred from the javadoc has been superseded by an RFC [2]. This bug is filed to investigate whether or not the reference can be updated from:

       * <p> The textual representation of IPv6 addresses as described above can be
       * extended to specify IPv6 scoped addresses. This extension to the basic
       * addressing architecture is described in [draft-ietf-ipngwg-scoping-arch-04.txt].

      to:

       * <p> The textual representation of IPv6 addresses as described above can be
       * extended to specify IPv6 scoped addresses. This extension to the basic
       * addressing architecture is described in
       * <a href="https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4007">
       * <i>RFC&nbsp;4007: IPv6 Scoped Address Architecture</i></a>.

      Is that RFC an actual successor of that draft? Won't this (seemingly innocuous) update entail a spec change? If the answer to both questions is YES, then the javadoc should be updated.

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      [1] https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-ietf-ipngwg-scoping-arch-04
      [2] https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc4007

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              • Assignee:
                prappo Pavel Rappo
                Reporter:
                prappo Pavel Rappo
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