BCP 97

RFC 8067

Updating When Standards Track Documents May Refer Normatively to Documents at a Lower Level, January 2017

Canonical URL:
https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc8067.txt
File formats:
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Status:
BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
Updates:
RFC 3967
Author:
B. Leiba
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC8067

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Abstract

RFC 3967 specifies a process for allowing normative references to documents at lower maturity levels ("downrefs"), which involves calling out the downref explicitly in the Last Call notice. That requirement has proven to be unnecessarily strict, and this document updates RFC 3967, allowing the IESG more flexibility in accepting downrefs in Standards Track documents.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 4844.


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