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[rpd] Policy ID format
owen at delong.com
Tue Oct 28 22:50:13 UTC 2014
We have been using the YYYY-NNN form for ARIN draft policy numbers for years and no such
difficulty has been encountered.
I don’t think it is a significant issue.
> On Oct 28, 2014, at 1:10 AM, Dr Paulos Nyirenda <paulos at sdnp.org.mw> wrote:
> I have a concern that the NNN will most likely be confused with a month of the years YYYY if
> this is not properly put.
> In you example below, 3 looks like the month March of the years 2015 and that would not be
> right if the incident time of the discussion was in January of 2015 or even November of 2015
> - it would get very confusing.
> Did the co-chairs consider that?
> Paulos (as myself)
> Dr Paulos B Nyirenda
> NIC.MW & .mw ccTLD
> On 27 Oct 2014 at 15:16, Adam Nelson <adam at varud.com> wrote:
>> Dear community,
>> For the past few months, the Policy Development Working Group
>> co-chairs along with the Secretariat have been discussing the
>> restructuring of Policy IDs. We currently have a very verbose system
>> that embeds a bunch of metadata into the ID. While this metadata is
>> useful, it is also cumbersome to have within the ID and simply
>> remembering the policy ID is almost impossible.
>> After much deliberation, we have come to agree on the following format
>> for all future policy proposals (where YYYY is the year, NNN is an
>> incremental number starting at 1 at the beginning of each year, and
>> VVV is the version of the proposal):
>> For example, the 2nd draft of the 3rd proposal of next year would be:
>> If the above policy proposal were to be finalized, the version would
>> then be dropped:
>> Hopefully this is short enough for people to remember easily.
>> All prior policies will be updated to the new ID with a field for the
>> old ID preserved for archival purposes.
>> If anybody has any specific concerns, please let us know.
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