On 3/15/2011 4:08 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
That's why my personal preference is what I already suggested -
just label them all as Internet Standard.
Classifying specs as full standards, when there is no evidence that the criteria
for Full are satisfied, is a good way to instantly de-value Full Standard.
> But in fact, the
proposed bar for promotion from DS to Internet Standard is pretty
low. I doubt that any deserving document will lose out.
You think that successful deployment and use is a low bar?
Most Internet experience is that gaining real-world deployment and use is far
more difficult than getting the spec published...
the status of the existing documents should NOT be touched by any new
rules for publishing documents as Proposed Standards.
Disagree. If we don't reclassify, people will be puzzled for the
next 50 years by the residual DS documents.
No doubt there will be some folks are confused. But the reality is that there
will always be some people who are confused, for any issue, no matter what is
done to prevent it. Certainly we have plenty of demonstration that this is a
universal, yet somehow we've survived and even flourished.
So that doesn't make a very useful criterion. A more useful criterion would be
demonstrating that the confusion causes significant problems.
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