Re: mailing list address

Ned Freed (Ned.Freed@INNOSOFT.COM)
Sat, 04 Oct 1997 21:04:28 -0700 (PDT)


Date: Sat, 04 Oct 1997 21:04:28 -0700 (PDT)
From: Ned Freed <Ned.Freed@INNOSOFT.COM>
Subject: Re: mailing list address
In-reply-to: "Your message dated Sat, 04 Oct 1997 17:45:49 -0700"
To: erik@netscape.com
Cc: IETF Charsets <ietf-charsets@INNOSOFT.COM>
Message-id: <01IOF8HRSB7O94DPNE@INNOSOFT.COM>

> The current draft of the new charset registration procedure is:

> ftp://ds.internic.net/internet-drafts/draft-freed-charset-reg-04.txt

> It says you need to send mail to ietf-charsets@iana.org. However, this
> mailing list does not exist. Shouldn't it be created?

Yes, and the document points this out. See Appendix A -- it calls for
the RFC Editor to create the alias for this list as part of turning this
document into an RFC.

> Or the draft
> changed to point to the right list?

The draft already refers to the right alias for the list. It used to refer to
the list directly. However, it was pointed out that such lists really need to
be complete stable, which in turn implies that they need to be given as aliases
on machines under IETF control. Then it doesn't matter if and when the list
moves to another location.

				Ned

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