Identifying Standards Track Documents

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (newtrk WG)
Author John Klensin 
Last updated 2006-02-27
Stream Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)
Expired & archived
plain text pdf htmlized bibtex
Stream WG state WG Document
Document shepherd No shepherd assigned
IESG IESG state Expired
Consensus Boilerplate Unknown
Telechat date
Responsible AD (None)
Send notices to (None)

This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


In the present Internet Standards Process, stable identifiers for standards, as distinct from documents (for which RFC numbers are sufficient), has become problematic because proportionately few documents reach Full Standard and are assigned STD numbers. Several proposals have been introduced into NEWTRK to address this problem, but only in the context of trying to resolve a number of other issues. In the hope of making some progress on this dimension, this document proposes a change to the standards-track document identifier system only.


John Klensin (

(Note: The e-mail addresses provided for the authors of this Internet-Draft may no longer be valid.)