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the following document:
- 'Document Shepherding Throughout a Document's Lifecycle'
  <draft-leiba-extended-doc-shepherd-00.txt> as Informational RFC

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   RFC 4858 talks about "Document Shepherding from Working Group Last
   Call to Publication".  There's a significant part of a document's
   life that happens before working group last call, starting, really,
   at the time a working group begins discussing a version of the idea
   that's been posted as an individual draft.  It seems reasonable and
   helpful to begin shepherding when there's a call for adoption as a
   working group document, and this document gives one Area Director's
   view of how that extended shepherding function might work, and what
   tasks might be involved throughout the document's lifecycle.

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