Re: [apps-discuss] WGLC on draft-ietf-appsawg-media-type-regs

SM <sm@resistor.net> Thu, 12 April 2012 23:53 UTC

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Subject: Re: [apps-discuss] WGLC on draft-ietf-appsawg-media-type-regs
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Hi Peter,
At 14:57 12-04-2012, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>1. I wonder about this:
>
>    In the case of registration for the IETF itself, the registration
>    proposal MUST be published as an IETF Consensus RFC, which can be on
>    the Standards Track, a BCP, Informational, or Experimental.
>
>Given the descriptions of Informational and Experimental documents in
>RFC 2026, I don't think we can say that they reflect IETF consensus.
>See in particular:

The descriptions from RFC 2026 are no longer applicable.  If you 
decide to argue about this on process grounds, you are correct and I am wrong.

RFC 5471 defines the boilerplate text for an RFC in the IETF Stream 
which represents consensus.  As this is the IETF, rumor has it that 
there might be a Standard Track document which does not represent 
IETF Consensus.

   "Registrations published in non-IETF RFC streams are allowed and
    require IESG approval."

Documents in the IETF Stream also require IESG approval.  The hurdle 
is lower for non-IETF streams.   I don't have enough background 
information to comment on whether that should be changed.

Regards,
-sm