Requirements for IETF Technical Specificaiton Publication
|Document||Charter||Requirements for IETF Technical Specificaiton Publication WG (techspec)|
|Title||Requirements for IETF Technical Specificaiton Publication|
|IESG||Responsible AD||Russ Housley|
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The work of the IETF is to discuss, develop and disseminate technical specifications to support the Internet's operation. An important output of the IETF, then, is published technical specifications. As the IETF progresses, documentation and review of its requirements for the process and structure of technical specification publication is important in order to ensure continued support for the IETF's work. The focus of this discussion is on the constructive enumeration and expression of IETF publication requirements, without prejudice as to whether the requirements are currently met or not. As input to this discussion, draft-mankin-techspec-req has been prepared as a first draft of the requirements, based on the IESG's experience and perspective in shepherding documents through the standards process. The intention going forward is to produce a community-reviewed document (BCP or otherwise, as appropriate).