Handling Normative References to Standards-Track Documents
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From: The IESG <email@example.com> To: IETF-Announce <firstname.lastname@example.org> Cc: Internet Architecture Board <email@example.com>, RFC Editor <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Protocol Action: 'Handling Normative References to Standards Track Documents' to BCP The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Handling Normative References to Standards Track Documents ' <draft-klensin-norm-ref-05.txt> as a BCP This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Russ Housley. A URL of this Internet-Draft is: http://www.ietf.org/internet-drafts/draft-klensin-norm-ref-05.txt
Technical Summary This document describes a process update in which the "hold on normative reference" rule for references to a document of lower maturity level will be replaced by a "note downward normative reference and move on" approach. This is simpler than the approach already defined in RFC 3967. It still does not allow normative references to unapproved drafts. This document is an update to BCP 97. Working Group Summary This was originally proposed as a more complex RFC 3933 process experiment. There was significant discussion during IETF Last Call, mainly to clarify scope of the experiment. However, the IESG concluded that the issue was well enough understood to update the process definitively and the document was re-oriented in simpler form as a BCP. In the second IETF Last Call, the community suported this direction. Protocol Quality This document was reviewed by Brian Carpenter and Russ Housley. Note to RFC Editor Please make this document part of BCP 97. Please remove section 9 prior to publication. Please delete the following from Section 1: DELETE: While downward references to, e.g., Internet Drafts, are theoretically possible, they are not contemplated here. Please correct the typo in section 3.2: OLD: ... should insure that appropriate review ... NEW: ... should ensure that appropriate review ...