Michael Richardson wrote:
*> The reason is that I want to encourage government RFPs to refer to
*> STDxxx rather than RFCxxx as part of a system of educating the people
*> involved as to what is a standard, and what isn't.
Good objective. It is the purpose of the "Official Internet Protocol
Standards" document, which is periodically published by the RFC Editor
and exists as a living document online at:
Note that STD numbers are only applied to specifications in
the Standard category. When people say "standards", they often mean
specifications in the Proposed Standard or Draft Standard category.
Few specs make it to Standard, for a variety of real-world reasons.
Perhaps STD numbers should be applied all levels of the standards track
(but before we did that, we would need to think carefully about the
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