--On Thursday, 31 May, 2007 10:22 -0700 Michael Thomas
So might having the ability to contact the chairs in private
to register their
preference be reasonable? I don't recall seeing this in any of
the working groups I've participated in.
But I certainly know of cases where it has been done, often with
copies to the relevant AD as a safety precaution. It is worth
noting that even the new instructions about last calls indicate
the option of sending comments only to the IESG, rather than the
IETF list, if there are exceptional circumstances. Judgment
about what constitutes the latter are apparently up to the
I think this is more evidence that we need more flexibility and
good sense, not more rigid rules.
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