The IESG has received a request from an individual submitter to consider the following document: - 'Updating when Standards Track Documents may Refer Normatively to Documents at a Lower Level' <draft-leiba-3967upd-downref-00.txt> as Best Current Practice
The IESG plans to make a decision in the next few weeks, and solicits final comments on this action. Please send substantive comments to the i...@ietf.org mailing lists by 2016-11-15. Exceptionally, comments may be sent to i...@ietf.org instead. In either case, please retain the beginning of the Subject line to allow automated sorting. Abstract RFC 3967 specifies a process for allowing normative references to documents at lower maturity levels ("downrefs"), which involves calling out the downref explicitly in the last call notice. That requirement has proven to be unnecessarily strict, and this document updates RFC 3967, allowing the IESG more flexibility in accepting downrefs in Standards Track documents. The file can be obtained via https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-leiba-3967upd-downref/ IESG discussion can be tracked via https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-leiba-3967upd-downref/ballot/ No IPR declarations have been submitted directly on this I-D.