[rfc-i] The RFC Editor and the Internet Standards Process

SM sm at resistor.net
Tue Sep 9 12:56:26 PDT 2008


Hello,

A proposal was posted at 
http://www.iab.org/documents/resources/RFC-Editor-Model.html about a 
new structure for the RFC Editor.  I read about the Internet 
Standards Process and couldn't find the answer to a question.

Quoting Section 4.2.3 of RFC 2606:

   "The RFC Editor is expected to exercise his or her judgment 
concerning the editorial
    suitability of a document for publication with Experimental or
    Informational status, and may refuse to publish a document which, in
    the expert opinion of the RFC Editor, is unrelated to Internet
    activity or falls below the technical and/or editorial standard for
    RFCs."

Furthermore,

    ".. the IESG and the RFC Editor have agreed that the RFC Editor
    will refer to the IESG any document submitted for Experimental or
    Informational publication which, in the opinion of the RFC Editor,
    may be related to work being done, or expected to be done, within the
    IETF community."

Given that the RFC Editor is explicitly mentioned in RFC 2026, does 
RFC 2606 have to be revised to bring it in line with the proposed structure?

Regards,
-sm



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