This is my review of the document. Documents have to be reviewed by
the area director before IESG will ballot them. Based on the review,
the area director either recommends that IESG approve the documents to
be published as RFCs, or sends the document back to the working group
requesting further changes before the document goes to IESG. In this
case, I've done the latter.
Once these changes are made I'll be in a position to recommend that
IESG approve the documents. There's no guarantee that the documents
will actually be approved - other IESG folks can still object and
request further changes - but most of the IESG people will trust the
review written by the area director, and either vote "no objection" or
request only editorial changes.
(For a list of things that frequently hold up RFC approval by IESG,
look at draft-iesg-rfc-checklist-00.txt)
> If so, then, Keith, do you consider all comments that were submitted
> during the last call in forming your opinion/comments? If not, when
> do those comments come under consideration? I do not know how many
> submitted comments during last call (presumably there were some, but
> they probably went directly to the IESG), but it seems to me that all
> negative comments out to be considered by someone.
I made an attempt to consider all Last Call comments; however, it's
possible that I've missed some of them. (Given that Last Call
comments are sometimes sent to any of the IESG, the IETF, the ADs, or
the WG list, and they don't always have any identifying string that
can be used to search an archive, it's difficult for me to be sure
that I've found them all.)
> I have to be honest and admit that I sent my comments directly to
> the IESG (without CC:ing the IPP DL), but I guess I had no idea
> that all of this would go into such a black hole for such a long
> period of time. If there is interest in discussing comments that
> were submitted during the last call, I would consider forwarding
> my comments to the list.
As long as you're not proposing drastic changes to the protocol, I
recommend that you do so.