[rfc-i] Call for Review of draft-iab-styleguide-01.txt, "RFC Style Guide"

Dave Thaler dthaler at microsoft.com
Wed Mar 5 10:11:05 PST 2014


> >>    4.  A citation of an Internet-Draft should use the phrase "Working
> >>        Draft" rather than "Work in Progress" whenever appropriate.
> >>        (Stream-specific policies and practices might prohibit this
> >>        practice within certain RFC document streams.)
> >
> > The argument for this is that drafts that expired years ago are
> > sometimes cited, and calling them "Work in Progress" is simply untrue.
> 
> I agree with this, but I believe I have a process problem.  The Style
> Guide is intended as an Informational RFC.  Informational RFCs cannot
> update BCPs.  The term "Work in Progress" is explicitly used in BCP 9,
> aka RFC 2026.  Unless someone updates RFC 2026, I don't think I can
> change this phrase.

"Abandoned Work in Progress" would still retain the required phrase.

-Dave


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