On Fri, 1 Sep 2006, Brian Carpenter wrote:
The experiment is composed of two parts. The first part allows
approved Internet Drafts to reference RFCs at a lower level of
maturity, provided that a note explaining the reference is added. One
way of looking at this is that it relaxes the requirements for
normative downreferences in RFC 3967. The IESG believes that there is
sufficient support for this part of the experiment that simply writing
a BCP is a better approach than running an experiment.
So, in conclusion, the IESG seeks comments on whether there is
community interest in turning the first part of this experiment into a
I do not agree with the assessment that there is community consensus
to turn this to BCP right out.
While some community members expressed their opinion that downref
rules should be abolished completely, that was not the subject of
draft-klensin-norm-ref Last Call. I would personally be opposed to
creating such a BCP (instead of building experience through experiment
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Netcore Oy kingdom bleeds."
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