[rfc-i] Draft Review request - Pre-IETF RFCs Classifying Part I
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Mon Nov 29 08:57:52 PST 2010
29.11.2010 18:36, Paul Hoffman wrote:
> At 6:17 PM +0200 11/29/10, Mykyta Yevstifeyev wrote:
>> Here is a citation from RFC 2026:
>>> Some RFCs document Internet Standards. These RFCs form the 'STD'
>>> subseries of the RFC series . When a specification has been
>>> adopted as an Internet Standard, it is given the additional label
>>> "STDxxx", but it keeps its RFC number and its place in the RFC
>>> series. (see section 4.1.3)
>>> Some RFCs standardize the results of community deliberations about
>>> statements of principle or conclusions about what is the best way to
>>> perform some operations or IETF process function. These RFCs form
>>> the specification has been adopted as a BCP, it is given the
>>> additional label "BCPxxx", but it keeps its RFC number and its place
>>> in the RFC series. (see section 5)
>>> Not all specifications of protocols or services for the Internet
>>> should or will become Internet Standards or BCPs. Such non-standards
>>> track specifications are not subject to the rules for Internet
>>> standardization. Non-standards track specifications may be published
>>> directly as "Experimental" or "Informational" RFCs at the discretion
>>> of the RFC Editor in consultation with the IESG (see section 4.2).
>> Here we have an exhaustive list of RFC categories.
> Er, no we don't. There is also "no category given", which is implied by the fact that no one ever gave the hundreds of early RFCs a category. I see nothing in RFC 2026 that says, or even implies what you say.
>> There is no mention of any others
>> categories (except 'Historic') of RFC. I hope I have answered your question.
> You have indeed: you interpret RFC 2026 different that the rest of the IETF community has for well over a decade.
> --Paul Hoffman, Director
> --VPN Consortium
Maybe there is enough discussions to conclude the topic. I agree that
early RFCs should not be classified.
I will not insist on making my drafts RFCs any kind.
Thank you for your time and discussion.
All the best,
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