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Concluded WG Guide for Internet Standards Writers (stdguide)

Note: The data for concluded WGs is occasionally incorrect.

WG Name Guide for Internet Standards Writers
Acronym stdguide
Area User Services Area (usv)
State Concluded
Charter charter-ietf-stdguide-01 Approved
Document dependencies
Personnel Chair Gregor D. Scott
Area Director Fred Baker
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Final Charter for Working Group

This working group will provide a forum for implementers, testers, and
users of current Internet standard protocols to provide feedback on the
standards themselves; i.e., on what aspects of the documents defining
the standards have assisted or hindered the implementation, test, and
use of those protocols.

The purpose of the group is to collect this information, much of which
survives today as word-of-mouth knowledge in the Internet community,
and present it as a BCP document. This document will cover definitions,
guidelines, and a list of heuristic rules for avoiding common mistakes
in writing Internet protocol standards documents.

Note: This working group is jointly chartered by the Operational
Requirements Area and the User Services Area.


Date Milestone Associated documents
Mar 1996 Submit Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as a BCP RFC.
Jan 1996 Issue revised Internet-Draft based on input from list and working group meeting.
Dec 1995 Meet at Dallas IETF.
Nov 1995 Post guide for standards writers as an Intenet-Draft.
Oct 1995 Post a detailed outline for the document and a call for participation.