[rfc-i] Fwd: Comment on headers-and-boilerplates

Bob Hinden bob.hinden at nokia.com
Tue Dec 9 13:06:13 PST 2008


>> As far as I am concerned it is clear that Standards Track Documents  
>> can
>> only be published through the IETF stream and IMHO that should be  
>> stressed.
>
> That's really a side issue to anyone who is not involved in the  
> process.
> The relevant issue for the public is completely contained in the  
> phrase
> "...does not specify an Internet standard of any kind." If that  
> doesn't
> work, nothing will, as far as I can see.
>

For the set of people who think that all RFCs are standards, nothing  
we put in a document makes any difference.  They don't read the RFCs.

Consequently, all we need to do is to label what each document is.   
Any further attempt at classification is pointless at best.

Bob



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