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

Carsten Bormann <cabo@tzi.org> Wed, 23 September 2020 15:21 UTC

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> So what exactly are you suggesting to change?

The way we refer to our artifacts.

We need a stable reference to a specific revision of some document (independent of what future states it might have in our status FSM).

We need a stable reference to a sequence of revisions (including potentially future ones including derivations) of some document.

The former *SHOULD* include a reference to the latter.

(We also need to keep the documents themselves somewhere, which is what the archive does for us.)

> If expiration is treated as “just a label", then it has no meaning.

*All* the meaning is in labels, so I don’t understand that statement.

Grüße, Carsten