[rfc-i] Documents at AUTH48 which have been cleared by all authors

Pekka Savola pekkas at netcore.fi
Tue Aug 15 00:12:57 PDT 2006


Hi,

I'd like to ask a question about AUTH48 state updates.  It seems that 
with some documents (especially with normative references to other 
docs in the queue) where all the authors have signed off the document 
don't get moved out of AUTH48 at least in a timely fashion (e.g., a 
week).  One example of this is draft-ietf-mboned-mroutesec, but I've 
seen similar in the past.

I'd speculate this might be due to at least one of:

  a) RFC-editor hasn't context-switched back to that document yet, and 
marking "all AUTH48 signoffs received" (e.g., removing 'AUTH48' from 
queue designation) has no priority in the document handling, and/or

  b) Documents which refer normatively to other documents in the queue 
which are also at AUTH48 don't get moved to any one other state until 
all the documents get AUTH48 cleared because there is no intermediate 
state past AUTH48 to move into [1].

Hence, for higher AUTH48 timing precision and greater visilibility of 
who has the token on what documents, it might be better to have a 
clearer delineation between "in AUTH48, waiting for authors" and 
"ready to publish (but possibly waiting for something to happen to 
other documents first)".

Btw, mailto URL in http://www.rfc-editor.org/queue.html is incorrect.

[1]
ftp://ftp.rfc-editor.org/in-notes/rfc-editor/rfc-editor-process.gif

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