Opened 12 years ago

Closed 11 years ago

#59 closed defect (fixed)

RFC Editor Model Description

Reported by: john+rfc@… Owned by: jmh@…
Priority: major Milestone: milestone1
Component: draft-iab-rfc-editor-model-v2 Version: 1.0
Severity: Active WG Document Keywords:


(B.3) RFC Editor Model description in the Section 2

The text of this section is inconsistent with the figure. If
the model consists of the the components as listed, then get
the Streams out of the figure or show them as a "Streams" box,
ideally distinguishable from the other boxes, and say that the
Streams and their relationship to the RFC Editor Function are
described in RFC 4844 and not altered by this document.
Conversely, if you want to include the Streams and their source
and/or approval bodies in the picture, you need to make the
relationship to the text in RFC 4844 very clear (e.g., whether
this changes 4844 in any way).

The potential confusion here is reinforced by a sentence in the
Abstract: The sentence "The Internet Architecture Board (IAB)
oversight by way of delegation to the RFC Series Oversight
Committee (RSOC) is described, as is the relationship between
the IETF Administrative Oversight Committee (IAOC) and the
RSOC." implies that the IAB is involved only via a delegation
to the RSOC. Maybe that is ok, but the picture shows (I
believe correctly) the ISE as reporting to the IAB, not the
RSOC, and the IAB as a Stream. Of course, getting the ISE
discussion out of here and the Streams off the picture, as
suggested above, would eliminate that particular problem.

Independent of the substance, that sentence is very hard to
read for someone who is not immersed in the rest of the
document and its terminology. Almost by definition, that is
not the audience for an Abstract.

Change History (3)

comment:1 Changed 11 years ago by Bernard_Aboba@…

  • Owner set to jmh@…

comment:2 Changed 11 years ago by jmh@…

As per IAB email exchanges, text was added to provide context for the figure, making it clear that the streams and stream managers are not part of the RFC Editor nor the production or publication facilities.

comment:3 Changed 11 years ago by jmh@…

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed
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