IETF mission (RE: pausable explanation for the Document Series)

Harald Tveit Alvestrand harald at
Thu Jun 5 15:48:25 CEST 2003

--On torsdag, juni 05, 2003 08:01:11 -0400 John C Klensin 
<john-ietf at> wrote:

>> RFC 2026 invented the term "applicability statements" - that's
>> a term that seems to have fallen by the wayside......
> Actually, unless my memory has gone _very_ bad, we have had applicability
> statements as tools in the collection for a long time, certainly before
> 2026.  I think they were even called that.

I've been duly berated for the fallibility of my institutional memory. The 
AS concept is far older than 2026.



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