[rfc-i] Update on miscategorized RFCs

Heather Flanagan rse at rfc-editor.org
Tue Feb 19 12:25:14 PST 2019

Hello all,

Some of you may recall back in July that the RFC Editor committed to doing an audit of our records to determine if there were any miscategorizations of RFCs similar to what was uncovered as part of research leading up to the rfcplusplus BoF (see email below). 

That data audit has been completed, and no additional discrepancies involving RFCs that were incorrectly assigned to a particular stream have been found in the RFC Editor database. 

As always, we appreciate feedback from the community if and when other incongruous bits of information are found. 

Please let me know if you have any questions!

> On Jul 31, 2018, at 4:14 PM, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) <rse at rfc-editor.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> During the rfcplusplus BoF at IETF 102, the BoF chairs presented slides that included data regarding how many standards track and BCP documents were published in the various document streams. The information for those slides came out of a query to the RFC Editor database, and uncovered that 22 documents [1] had been attributed to the Independent Submission stream incorrectly. .
> After evaluating each of those documents, the RFC Editor determined that all 22 were published between April 2003 - August 2004. The source data was recorded incorrectly at that time.
> The categorization of those documents has been corrected, and a broader data audit will be done later this year to make sure there are no similar miscategorizations of, for example, IETF RFCs that should be marked as in the Independent Submissions stream.
> Please let me know if you have any questions!
> -Heather Flanagan, RSE
> [1] Miscategorized RFCs
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3516
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3534
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3595
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3598
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3601
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3629
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3641
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3642
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3671
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3672
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3673
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3674
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3681
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3683
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3685
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3687
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3698
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3771
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3826
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3856
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3857
> https://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc3858

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