But one of the reasons for EARLY submission deadline is to ensure that
the IETF participants actually get some time to READ/STUDY the documents
that need f2f time in IETF WG meetings!
When TCP was improved enough so that it could saturate a ethernet (jumping
from a max of 2Mbps to more than 9) there were serious proposals not to
implement the improvements, the improvements would permit unfair use of the LAN.
It is pretty much never a good idea to have the mechanics of a process
contain artificial constraints, as a means of implementing higher-level
If a working group is worried about documents getting read, they will impose
their own deadlines or they will constrain their agenda. Having the
Secretariat use an IETF-wide deadline for this purpose is Procrustean, to
say the least.
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