Your Internet Consultant - The FAQs of Life Online
1.26. What is an STD?
(No, it doesn't stand for what your high school health teacher told you it
stands for!) STDs, or standards documents, are yet another form
of RFCs. The intent of STDs is to identify those RFCs that document Internet
standards. An STD number will be assigned only to those specifications that
have completed the full process of standardization in the Internet.
Like FYIs, once a standard has been assigned an STD number, that number does
not change, even if the standard changes over time.
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