2.8.2 Web Elucidation of Internet-Related Developments (weird)

NOTE: This charter is a snapshot of the 47th IETF Meeting in Adelaide, Australia. It may now be out-of-date. Last Modified: 02-Mar-00


Christopher Burke <ccb007@NAmerica.mot.com>

User Services Area Director(s):

April Marine <april.marine@nominum.com>

User Services Area Advisor:

April Marine <april.marine@nominum.com>

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Description of Working Group:

The WEIRD working group will develop a set of web pages. The target audience is people new to the IETF and other Internet generalists. Content within the scope of the group includes: current IETF WG and BOF activities, dependencies and interrelationships among specific IETF WG and BOF activities, BOF historical information, IAB / IESG / Secretariat issues and topics of interest and their impact.

Content specifically out of scope includes: information interpreting trends in Internet engineering and standards; IETF-related information that is editorial in nature.

It is thought that by starting with concrete information of general interest related to a topic the WG knows well (IETF activities), the concept of doing web pages would be well-tested. Future evaluations of the process could address the question of re-examining the audience or content scope.

Web content will be developed in collaboration with the IETF Secretariat using a mix of new material and material from existing Web pages and FYI documents. Information will be presented in an online format suitable for the casual Internet user, combining text and illustration.

In order to create a historic archive of the online data and to make it more accessible to users who may have difficulty with online access, the working group will capture at least one snapshot of the web pages and publish it as an FYI RFC.

Goals and Milestones:

May 99


Finalize outline for pages and prioritize sections

Jul 99


Formally solicit feedback regarding progress to date

Jul 99


Review progress, outline and prioritization of tasks and

Nov 99


Formally solicit feedback regarding progress to date

Nov 99


Review outline and prioritization of tasks and revise if necessary

Feb 00


Create hardcopy version and submit as Internet-Draft

Mar 00


Submit hardcopy version for RFC publication

Jul 00


Review progress and make decision to disband or re-charter

No Current Internet-Drafts
No Request For Comments

Current Meeting Report

None received.