SIP "cause" URI Parameter for Service Number Translation
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From: The IESG <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: "IETF-Announce" <email@example.com> Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, "The IESG" <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Document Action: 'Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Cause URI parameter for Service Number translation' to Informational RFC (draft-mohali-dispatch-cause-for-service-number-14.txt) The IESG has approved the following document: - 'Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) Cause URI parameter for Service Number translation' (draft-mohali-dispatch-cause-for-service-number-14.txt) as Informational RFC This document has been reviewed in the IETF but is not the product of an IETF Working Group. The IESG contact person is Ben Campbell. A URL of this Internet Draft is: https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/draft-mohali-dispatch-cause-for-service-number/
Technical Summary This specification creates a new, predefined value (380) for the "cause" URI parameter, defined in RFC 4458, to indicate that service number translation, in which a service access number has been retargeted due to specific service action, has occurred. Working Group Summary Versions -00, -01, and -02 received feedback on the Dispatch mailing list. At IETF 92, the Dispatch chairs proposed to progress the draft as individual/AD sponsored, and no objections were raised. With the earliest drafts, there was some confusion among discussion participants about which "cause" parameter was being updated since SIP has both a "cause" URI parameter and a "cause" header field parameter that is used with the Reason header field. Which "cause" parameter the document impacts is clarified in section 2.1 of the draft. Some history on RFC type: RFC 4458, since it registers the "cause" URI parameter, probably should have been standards track, but at the time of publication, RFC 3969 was not consistent in specifying that Standards Action was required for the registration of SIP URI parameters (RFC 5727 clarifies this). The minutes for the SIP WG, IETF 60, show that there was consensus to progress draft-jennings-sip-voicemail-uri (RFC 4458) as an individual submission to Informational, which is the path that RFC 4458 took. If the contents of RFC 4458 were to be proposed today, that document would need to be standards track. After much discussion between the IESG, the ART AD, the SIPcore and Dispatch chairs about updating RFC 4458 to be standards track and progressing draft-mohali-dispatch-service-number-translation as standards track, it was decided to leave them as is. The "cause" URI parameter is not intended for general use across the internet. draft-mohali-dispatch-service-number-translation does not register a URI parameter; it just adds a reference to an existing registration. The decision to keep these documents informational is not intended to set precedent; RFC 5727 remains the BCP for the SIP change process. Document Quality 3GPP will be rolling this update out with Release 13, so there will be multiple implementations of this document. An expert review was not required for this document. The document's Acknowledgments section thanks reviewers who had significant feedback. Personnel Document Shepherd: Jean Mahoney Responsible Area Director: Ben Campbell
RFC Editor Note Please move the reference for [RFC4458] from the informative reference section to the normative reference section.