RFC Editor states

State Description Next states
AUTH Awaiting author action
    AUTH48 Awaiting final author approval
      IANA Document has been edited, but is holding for completion of IANA actions
        ISR Independent Submission Review by the ISE
          REF Holding for normative reference
            RFC-EDITOR Awaiting final RFC Editor review before AUTH48
              TO Time-out period during which the IESG reviews document for conflict/concurrence with other IETF working group work
                MISSREF Awaiting missing normative reference
                  AUTH48-DONE Final approvals are complete
                    EDIT Approved by the stream manager (e.g., IESG, IAB, IRSG, ISE), awaiting processing and publishing
                      IANA RFC-Editor/IANA Registration Coordination
                        IESG Holding for IESG action
                          ISR-AUTH Independent Submission awaiting author update, or in discussion between author and ISE
                            Pending