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

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   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.

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