IANA made the assignment because this document:
was approved for publication as a Proposed Standard by the IESG on
2004-03-23 and the document is now in the RFC Editor's queue. The IANA
actions have to be completed before the document can be finished by the RFC
The msgtrk working group will be closed once the remaining documents (all of
which are in the RFC Editor's queue) are published as RFCs.
Area Advisor for MSGTRK
From: Bruce Lilly [mailto:blilly(_at_)erols(_dot_)com]
Sent: Saturday, July 17, 2004 3:43 PM
To: ietf-msgtrk mailing list
Subject: Has IANA gone mad?
Sent to ietf-822 and ietf-msgtrk mailing lists, cc to
iana(_at_)iana(_dot_)og, responses default to ietf-822
Yesterday, "message/tracking-status" appeared in the IANA
registry for MIME message media types
It lists "RFC-ietf-msgtrk-trkstat-05.txt" as the reference
document -- of course there is no such document. The closest
existing document is a draft dated March 2003, more than a
year old ("Internet drafts are valid for six months").
Why on Earth did this suddenly appear yesterday?
The ietf-msgtrk mailing list appears to be dormant; in the
last three months the only message to appear on that mailing
list's archive are spam messages
There are fewer than a dozen message in the mailing list
archive in the past year, spam included.
What's going on?!?