Guide for Internet Standards Writers (stdguide) Charter

NOTE: This charter is accurate as of the 37th IETF Meeting in San Jose. It may now be out-of-date. (Consider this a "snapshot" of the working group from that meeting.) Up-to-date charters for all active working groups can be found elsewhere in this Web server.


Operational Requirements Area Director(s):

Area Advisor

Mailing List Information

Description of Working Group

This working group will provide a forum for implementers, testers, and users of current Internet standard protocols to provide feedback on the standards themselves; i.e., on what aspects of the documents defining the standards have assisted or hindered the implementation, test, and use of those protocols.

The purpose of the group is to collect this information, much of which survives today as word-of-mouth knowledge in the Internet community, and present it as a BCP document. This document will cover definitions, guidelines, and a list of heuristic rules for avoiding common mistakes in writing Internet protocol standards documents.

Note: This working group is jointly chartered by the Operational Requirements Area and the User Services Area.

Goals and Milestones

Oct 95
Post a detailed outline for the document and a call for participation.
Nov 95
Post guide for standards writers as an Intenet-Draft.
Dec 95
Meet at Dallas IETF.
Jan 96
Issue revised Internet-Draft based on input from list and working group meeting.
Mar 96
Submit Internet-Draft to IESG for consideration as a BCP RFC.

Current Internet-Drafts

No Request for Comments