Re: [Tools-discuss] Draft name prefixes

Russ Housley <housley@vigilsec.com> Tue, 16 April 2019 19:07 UTC

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> On Apr 11, 2019, at 1:08 PM, Daniel Kahn Gillmor <dkg@fifthhorseman.net>; wrote:
> 
> On Tue 2019-04-09 22:47:45 -0400, Martin Thomson wrote:
>> Maybe with an "If this is your first Internet-Draft submission" around it.
>> 
>> There is a lot of noise on that page.  I wonder if it makes sense to
>> cut that down to the bare essentials.  New submitters don't need to
>> know about the API, for example.  There is an "Instructions" "tab".
> 
> It's almost as if that page was written as though it were an RFC :P It
> appears to think of itself as a reference, not a tutorial or a howto.
> 
> Fwiw, i agree with Martin that taking a vicious editor's knife to that
> and figuring out the most important stuff in a much simpler and shorter
> document would make it more useful to a first-timer audience.  (doesn't
> mean there's no place for a reference, of course).
> 
> I also note that https://www.ietf.org/standards/ids/guidelines/#6 says:
> 
>    It is strongly recommended that the draft include a notice (with
>    email address) of where comments should be sent. For example:
> 
>    "Comments are solicited and should be addressed to the working
>    group's mailing list at ___@______ and/or the author(s)."
> 
> And yet, it's not clear how to send edits to this 9-year-old document
> itself (it could use at least some http→https fixes in 2019).

The Tools Team might be able to offer some improvements to the web page, but the id-guideline belong to the IESG.  The Tools Team cannot take any actions there.

Russ