[rfc-i] Internet-Draft Formats

Russ Housley housley at vigilsec.com
Thu Jul 12 09:07:19 PDT 2012

We have heard at least one person say something like: "We can't change the format to <whatever> because that format is not acceptable as an Internet-Draft, and the input to the RFC process is an Internet-Draft".

From my perspective, Internet-Draft formats should not be a reason to constrain the formats considered for RFCs.  My assumption is that the RSE will eventually come to a proposed way forward, and share that with the four RFC stream managers.  If there is strong consensus for the way forward, this will be a pro forma step.  If the consensus is very rough, this may not be a pro forma step.  Once there is an agreed way forward, we will figure out how to support that format for Internet-Drafts as well as RFCs.


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