let's consciously endeavor to ensure that sigificant non-standards
documents -- responsible position papers, white papers, new ideas,
etc. -- become RFCs.
i.e. something like IPng white paper series?
On considering the feasibility ground, it is hard to standardize all
possible pet ideas into RFC series - due to scalability and hard-to-
reach-consensus reasons. For example, multi6 is discussing indirection
related proposals. The solutions ranges from minor configuration
change to new layer. So, the task is really hard. At times, it will
make the WG task difficult (lack of focus etc.) OTOH, IRTF and new
area related ideas should be made into RFC (as many have restricted
Let's now consider usability grounds. The "pet" idea RFC series doesn't
serve the purpose:
o If one is revisiting the old ideas, they will most likely prefer
mailing list archives (due to its descriptive nature) than RFC.
o As for citation purpose, position/opinion papers can be in any
form(RFC/mailing list post/expired ID/unpublished piece/even
personal communication.) OTOH, vendors/operators value IETF
rubber stamp in the form of RFC for implementation/operational