--On 3. desember 2007 10:09 +0100 "Tom.Petch" <sisyphus(_at_)dial(_dot_)pipex(_dot_)com>
At the same time, I see the benefits of having the RFC now rather than in
February as minimal; early adopters adopt early and are proud to announce
in their marketing material that their product conforms to I-D
draft-ietf-wg-enhanced-protocol. The date of the arrival of an RFC is
irelevant to them.
The people who actually care about whether something is an I-D or an RFC
are the people who write specifications (other bodies' standards, RFPs,
government mandates.... wherever they need a stable identifier).
For the implementors, an I-D + the fact of approval is sufficient. For
those who write other documents, it's not - they need the RFC number.
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