Re: [secdir] SecDir review of draft-ietf-eai-imap-utf8-07

Alexey Melnikov <alexey.melnikov@isode.com> Fri, 28 August 2009 18:51 UTC

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Subject: Re: [secdir] SecDir review of draft-ietf-eai-imap-utf8-07
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Hi Paul,
Thanks for the review.

Paul Hoffman wrote:

>The document *is not ready* for IESG review, however. In fact, it should not have been placed in IETF Last Call in its current state.
>
Arguably this is my fault, I was eager to get this document to IESG 
review due to external deadlines on EAI work.

>Did anyone even read the Abstract, for crying out loud?
>
Well, Ok, I haven't read it recently. And nobody in the WG has spotted this:

   This is an early draft and intended as a framework for discussion.  Please
   do not deploy implementations of this draft.

which I will ask to remove.

>Further, the I-D Nits checker finds two hard errors: a line the is obviously too long, and an obsolete normative reference.
>
While I agree that these should have been fixed, I personally don't 
think it is a big deal. In particular outdated references are regularly 
fixed by RFC Editor and frequently spotted during IESG review.
(As a side note: on the last IESG telechat I saw a reference to a 
document that was obsoleted 3 times. This was quite impressive :-)).