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

Brian E Carpenter <brian.e.carpenter@gmail.com> Wed, 23 September 2020 03:37 UTC

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Subject: Re: [Tools-discuss] Expiry Doctrine (Re: Expired draft on the w.g. status pages [was Re: disappearing IDs on www.ietf.org])
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On 23-Sep-20 15:05, Joe Touch wrote:
> 
> 
>> 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. 

Yes. That's a label, and I wouldn't suggest to change that label.

   Brian

> If they persist, we can all stop wasting time and publish to arXiv instead. 
> 
> Joe
>