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acronym [2012/05/07 12:26] (current)
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 +Parent issue: Acronyms in RFC
  
 +Size (time): 1-6 months from start
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 +Importance/​Urgency:​ Medium/Low
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 +Problem Statement: Once a purely internal reference for the RFC Editor, the acronym page has become a publicly available resource for authors to determine if and how certain phrases can be shortened. ​ This is still something of an informal resource, with no common understanding regarding its authoritativeness. ​ the site needs both a review and a decision on if it should be considered authoritative for the acronyms listed in it.  If it is decided that this is the authoritative source for acronym expansion in RFC, then a process needs to be documented on how new acronyms are added to the list.
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 +Tangential to all of this is a related question of how acronyms should be used in an RFC; whether they should be expanded only upon first use, upon first use in a section, or as the author(s) choose.
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 +RSE Actions:
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 +RSOC Actions:
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 +RFC Production Center & Publisher Actions:
 +  * note: RPC preference is to keep this an informal service. Making it authoritative could introduce confusion in RFC where old usage does not match current requirement
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 +Costs/​Benefits
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 +Financial: if the decision is to make the acronym list authoritative,​ more staff time will need to be allocated to keeping it up to date; procedures for the editors will also need to be updated to require use of the acronym list
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 +Project schedules:
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 +Reputation: no major impact as long as a decision is made and clearly communicated
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 +Estimated completion date: TBD
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