Internet-Drafts Don't Expire

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Author Martin Thomson 
Last updated 2020-05-07 (latest revision 2019-11-04)
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This Internet-Draft is no longer active. A copy of the expired Internet-Draft can be found at


The long-standing insistence that Internet-Drafts carry expiration dates is a concept that is no longer necessary. This document removes requirements for expiration for Internet-Drafts from RFC 2418/BCP 25. Note to Readers Discussion of this document takes place on the GENDISPATCH Working Group mailing list (, which is archived at [1]. Source for this draft and an issue tracker can be found at [2].


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