[rfc-i] [IAB] Headers and Boilerplates is done.

Russ Housley housley at vigilsec.com
Thu Nov 19 12:50:38 PST 2009

> >> Let me rephrase:
> >>
> >> My read of the original suggestion was that no consensus discussion
> >> would occur - that this would be up to the authors/RFC Editor. Because
> >> this is a substantive change, I disagree with that conclusion.
> >
> > WHAT is a substantive change?  Adding the common abbreviations (e.g.,
> > "IETF") to help outsiders to recognize the stream designation?s  Adding
> > the word "submission" to "Independent", which in fact brings it more
> > into line with 4846?  Calling these substantive would seem to me totally
> > illogical, so I must assume you are referring to some other change as
> > substantive.  Please explain.
>Adding the word "submission" to Independent, but not to IAB, IETF, or
>other streams.
>That may seem illogical to you, but it's inconsistent and the
>inconsistency is substantive to me.

RFC 4844 lists the four RFC streams, and it includes a section on each:

    5.1.1.  IETF Document Stream

    5.1.2.  IAB Document Stream

    5.1.3.  IRTF Document Stream

    5.1.4.  Independent Submission Stream

I read Bob's suggestion as alignment with these names.


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