Re: [Tools-discuss] Expiry Doctrine (Re: Expired draft on the w.g. status pages [was Re: disappearing IDs on www.ietf.org])

Joe Touch <touch@strayalpha.com> Wed, 23 September 2020 03:05 UTC

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> On Sep 22, 2020, at 8:00 PM, Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> What we have learned over a number of years is that drafts have archival
> value and may be of interest years after they were written; and this can
> apply to all versions, not just the most recent version. That's
> inconsistent with the rules, so we should change the rules.

Or correct your misconception. 

Value to the community includes their expiry. If they persist, we can all stop wasting time and publish to arXiv instead. 

Joe