From: Peter Constable (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue Jul 25 2006 - 06:21:34 CDT
> From: Stephane Bortzmeyer [mailto:email@example.com]
> Philippe Verdy <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote
> > Adraft is not approved as long as it is a draft; the draft is still
> > a request for comments, meaning that corrections (including
> > additions and deletions) are still possible.
> Sorry, but you are completely wrong. But you have a good reason for
> that: IETF, like the Unicode consortium or the ISO or any human
> creation has its own set of idiosyncrasies and outsiders do not know
> So, the document is formally a draft (since the RFC was not issued)
> but it can no longer be modified inside IETF: it has been approved by
> the IESG as is
Philippe's comment is also wrong in relation to ISO process: a Final Draft International Standard can be approved, cannot undergo technical changes but is still called a draft.
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