[rfc-i] Substantial revision

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Mon May 28 09:25:44 PDT 2012

On 2012-05-28 17:04, Julian Reschke wrote:
> On 2012-05-28 18:01, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
>> On 2012-05-28 16:43, Julian Reschke wrote:
>>> On 2012-05-28 17:38, Joe Touch wrote:
>> ...
>>>> New documents shouldn't be minor revisions of existing docs. They
>>>> often need to be substantially revised in content anyway, structurally
>>>> reorganized, etc.
>>>> ...
>>> Hmm. I don't think this is true for the case where we go from Draft to
>>> Full Standard.
>> That used to be true, but RFC 6410 removed that case.
>> It seems obvious that system must allow for substantial revision
>> by people other than the original authors.
> Oh, I see (I tried to get it right but got it wrong anyway :-).
> So what about the case where we go from *Proposed* to Full?

I don't have numbers, but I'm pretty sure that the number of promotions
from Proposed Standard with *no* change to the RFC could be counted on my
fingers. Of course that doesn't tell us whether there will be serious structural
change or just minor edits.


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