Re: [arcmedia] data tracker issue?

Barry Leiba <> Fri, 22 May 2015 15:38 UTC

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As no one's responded yet:

It always helps to use full draft names, so we're sure what you're
talking about.  I presume you're referring to these:


The issue here is that the second name does not fit in with the naming
conventions we use (which is that working group documents are called
"draft-ietf-WGNAME-xx-yy", and individual drafts are called
"draft-AUTHORNAME-xx-yy" -- with the further convention that if the
first token after "AUTHORNAME" matches a working group name, the draft
is considered "related to" that working group).

So "draft-arcmedia-type" should never have been posted, and shouldn't
be updated, and draft-seantek-kerwin-arcmedia-type is the one to go
with.  Unfortunately, by listing the two authors separately in the
name, you'll lose the advantage of having the tools associate that
draft with this working group as "related".  (A name such as
draft-seantekkerwin-arcmedia-type (without the dash between the names)
would have worked better, but never mind.)

The next step is to get a working-group version that Dave can approve,
which will be called "draft-ietf-arcmedia-type", submit that with
Dave's approval, and mark it as replacing

The draft naming stuff can be a bit odd to newcomers to the IETF, but
whatever happens usually isn't a big deal.


On Tue, May 12, 2015 at 6:17 PM, Matthew Kerwin <> wrote:
> Hi again folks,
> Something felt a bit weird while I was rebuilding and submitting the -01
> draft, and it's just occurred to me what it was.
> On Oct 27 last year two almost identical -00 versions were submitted, at
> about the same time, named -seantek-kerwin- and -arcmedia-. Presumably the
> latter is the one we want, but according to the
> individually-named version supersedes the WG-named.
> Is this an issue?
> Cheers
> --
>   Matthew Kerwin
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