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Clarifying IETF Document Status

Document Type Expired Internet-Draft (individual)
Expired & archived
Author Mark Nottingham
Last updated 2021-09-12 (Latest revision 2021-03-11)
RFC stream (None)
Intended RFC status (None)
Stream Stream state (No stream defined)
Consensus boilerplate Unknown
RFC Editor Note (None)
IESG IESG state Expired
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft is available in these formats:


There is widespread confusion about the status of Internet-Drafts and RFCs, especially regarding their association with the IETF and other streams. This document recommends several interventions to more closely align reader perceptions with actual document status.


Mark Nottingham

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