Preparations for IDNAbis Working Group meetings in Dublin

Vint Cerf vint at
Wed Jul 9 12:08:55 CEST 2008

Ladies and Gentlemen of the IDNAbis Working Group,

The IETF meeting in Dublin is fast approaching. I have requested two  
sessions of two hours each, hoping that we may in fact not need that  
much time. The room is supposed to hold as many as 100 attendees  
although I hope there will be fewer than that, possibly helping us  
reach conclusions more quickly.

The Working Group is currently on a vector to produce output in the  
form of four documents. These documents are as follows:

1. draft-ietf-idnabis-rationale-00.txt  (editor: John Klensin)

2. draft-ietf-idnabis-protocol-01.txt (editor: John Klensin)

3. draft-ietf-idnabis-bidi-01.txt (editor: Harald Alvestrand)

4. draft-ietf-idnabis-tables-01.txt (editor: Patrik Fältström)

If there is interest in an alternative to this format, it would be  
helpful for WG members to make specific proposals for consideration.  
In the absence of a consensus for change, the work will likely emerge  
through the documents cited above. Setting aside the general matter  
of document format, we also need to identify and specific issues with  
the present contents of each document.


It would be very helpful if WG members would send concise issues  
(especially proposed changes to documents) to each of the document  
editors. I ask the editors to compile these issues and organize them  
in a form that can be discussed and hopefully resolved during the  
Dublin IDNAbis WG meeting. Simple editorial change proposals received  
by July 14 may possibly be reflected in revised documents in time for  
the Dublin meeting.

Proposed agenda for the two IETF meetings

FIRST SESSION (July 28, 2008 1520-1720, RATHCOOLE ROOM)

a.   Outline of outstanding issues identified in the mailing list (or  
other communications) – action: editors (and chair)

             (i) Document structure (current structure? Other?)

             (ii) Specific issues with each current document

b. Discussion of issues and resolution where possible

             SECOND SESSION (July 29, 2008, 1520-1720, RATHCOOLE ROOM)

a. Further issue discussion and resolution if incomplete from first  

b.   Prepare post-IETF action lists (mostly issue resolution and  
confirmation on the mailing list)

c.   Proposed timeline for completion of the work (discussion)

                                               i.     Document  
revision based on meeting results Aug 8

                                              ii.     Minutes of the  
meeting Aug 8

                                            iii.     Summary of  
conclusions of the meeting Aug 8

                                            iv.     Deadline for  
comments September 5

                                             v.     Release of Final  
IDNAbis IDs September 19

                                            vi.     WG Last Call on  
IDNAbis IDs September 19

                                          vii.     Deadline for  
IDNAbis WG Last Call Oct 3

                                         viii.     Editorial  
Conference Call Oct 6 0700-1000 Cerf, Klensin, Fältström, Karp,  

                                            ix.     Possible outcomes

a.   Send documents to AD

b.   Make editorial changes and send to WG and AD (for non- 
substantive changes)

c.    Revise documents and re-issue and initiate WG last call

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