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Definition of IETF Working Group Document States
RFC 6174

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                    E. Juskevicius
Request for Comments: 6174                                     TrekAhead
Category: Informational                                       March 2011
ISSN: 2070-1721

            Definition of IETF Working Group Document States

Abstract

   The IETF Datatracker tool needs to be enhanced to make it possible
   for Working Group (WG) Chairs to provide IETF participants with more
   information about the status and progression of WG documents than is
   currently possible.

   This document defines new states and status annotation tags that need
   to be added to the Datatracker to enable WG Chairs and their
   Delegates to track the status of Internet-Drafts (I-Ds) that are
   associated with their WGs.  This document also describes the meaning
   of all previously implemented I-D states and substate annotation tags
   currently used by IETF Area Directors to indicate the status of I-Ds
   that have been sent to the IESG for evaluation and publication.

Status of This Memo

   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.

   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force
   (IETF).  It represents the consensus of the IETF community.  It has
   received public review and has been approved for publication by the
   Internet Engineering Steering Group (IESG).  Not all documents
   approved by the IESG are a candidate for any level of Internet
   Standard; see Section 2 of RFC 5741.

   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc6174.

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RFC 6174           IETF Working Group Document States         March 2011

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Table of Contents

   1. Introduction ....................................................4
   2. Conventions Used in This Document ...............................4
   3. I-D States Already Implemented by the Datatracker ...............5
      3.1. I-D Availability States ....................................5
           3.1.1. Expired .............................................6
           3.1.2. Active ..............................................6
           3.1.3. Replaces and Replaced By ............................6
      3.2. IESG Document States .......................................7
           3.2.1. Publication Requested ...............................7
           3.2.2. AD Evaluation .......................................8
           3.2.3. IESG Evaluation .....................................8
   4. New States and Status Annotation Tags for WG I-Ds ...............9
      4.1. Working Group I-D State Diagram ............................9
      4.2. Working Group I-D States ..................................11
           4.2.1. Call for Adoption by WG Issued .....................12
           4.2.2. Adopted by a WG ....................................12
           4.2.3. Adopted for WG Info Only ...........................13
           4.2.4. WG Document ........................................13
           4.2.5. Parked WG Document .................................13
           4.2.6. Dead WG Document ...................................14
           4.2.7. In WG Last Call ....................................14
           4.2.8. Waiting for WG Chair Go-Ahead ......................15
           4.2.9. WG Consensus: Waiting for Writeup ..................15
           4.2.10. Submitted to IESG for Publication .................15
      4.3. Working Group I-D Status Annotation Tags ..................16
           4.3.1. Awaiting Expert Review/Resolution of Issues Raised .16
           4.3.2. Awaiting External Review/Resolution of
                  Issues Raised ......................................16
           4.3.3. Awaiting Merge with Other Document .................16
           4.3.4. Author or Editor Needed ............................17
           4.3.5. Waiting for Referenced Document ....................17

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