[rfc-i] New NEWS item on RFC Editor web site

Carl Malamud carl at media.org
Thu Oct 6 12:55:53 PDT 2005

Hi Bob -

I'd like to second Thomas Narten's praise ... this is indeed a good change.

You know what would be truly great for the publication status stuff?
Lots of folks are consuming this type of information via RSS.  I know
XML isn't the answer to all things, but was hoping you'd consider a
request to make the queue available in RSS.


Best regards,

> 6 October 2005 
>      On September 27, the RFC Editor installed a program to
>      automatically generate the publication queue file daily from our
>      master database. The queue file had been maintained manually,
>      which sometimes led to errors. Our intent in this change was that
>      users should see no differences (except for lack of errors), but
>      of course there were some initial glitches. Please notify us of
>      problems with the new queue.
>      One feature has been added to the queue: each normative reference
>      entry ("REF") now indicates whether the referenced document is in
>      the queue. Our current policy is to not begin editing a document
>      until all its normative references are also in the queue (or
>      already published, of course).  For example, the following partial
>      entry shows a document in the EDIT state with two unpublished
>      Normative references, one of which has not been received by the
>      RFC Editor:
>      2005-03-31      draft-ietf-simple-event-filter-funct-05.txt
>      EDIT
>      REF     draft-ietf-simple-event-list    NOT-RECEIVED
>              draft-ietf-simple-filter-format IN-QUEUE
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