Shepherd writeup

1. Summary

The document shepherd is Marc Blanchet. The responsible Area Director is Alexey Melnikov.

This document is part of a set of revised RFCs (7564, 7613, 7700), based on implementation experience. 7564 is the base Precis protocol, 7613 and 7700 are profiles for specific use (username/passwords and nicknames respectively).  This revised document, the base Precis protocol, essentially clarifies the original specification, on topics such as case folding, normalization, code points, and rules. The only real modification of the specification is the change from Unicode toCaseFold() operation to toLowerCase().

2. Review and Consensus

Multiple versions of the revised spec was discussed over more than a year in the working group mailing list. As a clarification of the base specification, there was no real contention on the document.

3. Intellectual Property

Each author has confirmed conformance with BCP 78/79. There are no IPR disclosures on the document.

4. Other Points

No change to IANA Precis registries and related policies