On 29 nov 2007, at 0:18, Paul Hoffman wrote:
One easy solution to the problem is to not change anything in the
current IETF or RFC rules. If an RFC has been published before the
appeal is brought, and that appeal is ultimately successful, a new
RFC is issued that obsoletes the old RFC. That new RFC can
essentially be a NULL, although hopefully it would have an
explanation why an empty RFC is obsoleting a non-empty one. That new
RFC can also be partially populated; for example, if the resolution
of the appeal is to pull a contentious section or appendix.
Given the extreme rarity of the situation where an appeal leads to
non-publication or changed publication, it seems wasteful to create
new rules (and spend lots of time arguing about them) when no new
rules are needed.
Especially since presumably, an appealer would be motivated to stop
publication of the RFC and file an appeal without delay rather than
after 59 days.
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