Melinda Shore wrote:
From a librarian perspective, the RFCs are a document
series. That's a problem insofar as the IETF is perceived
to be a standards body. Certainly in bodies like ETSI
there's an explicit distinction between a "technical
standard" and a "technical report" that I think may
be clearer than the distinctions among IETF standards,
IETF best practices documents, IETF experimental
standards, IETF informational documents, and then
orthogonally the various routes to publication.
Is this reallly a problem?
Yes, RFCs can be published for a multitude of reasons, but whether a
particular RFC is standards track, informational, experimental, historic, etc.
is clearly indicated in the rfc index file.
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