RFC 7221

Handling of Internet-Drafts by IETF Working Groups, April 2014

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Status:
INFORMATIONAL
Authors:
A. Farrel
D. Crocker, Ed.
Stream:
IETF
Source:
NON WORKING GROUP

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DOI:  10.17487/RFC7221

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Abstract

The productive output of an IETF working group is documents, as mandated by the working group's charter. When a working group is ready to develop a particular document, the most common mechanism is for it to "adopt" an existing document as a starting point. The document that a working group adopts and then develops further is based on initial input at varying levels of maturity. An initial working group draft might be a document already in wide use, or it might be a blank sheet, wholly created by the working group, or it might represent any level of maturity in between. This document discusses how a working group typically handles the formal documents that it targets for publication.


For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.

For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.