Updating When Standards Track Documents May Refer Normatively to Documents at a Lower Level, January 2017
- File formats:
- BEST CURRENT PRACTICE
- RFC 3967
- B. Leiba
- NON WORKING GROUP
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RFC 3967 specifies a process for allowing normative references to documents at lower maturity levels ("downrefs"), which involves calling out the downref explicitly in the Last Call notice. That requirement has proven to be unnecessarily strict, and this document updates RFC 3967, allowing the IESG more flexibility in accepting downrefs in Standards Track documents.
For the definition of Status, see RFC 2026.
For the definition of Stream, see RFC 8729.