An RFC for CommonMark?

I’m wondering if the authors and community are interested in publishing CommonMark in the RFC Series. This would make it easier for other formal specifications (e.g., from the IETF) to reference it.

Doing so should be pretty easy; there is a markdown-based toolchain for creating Internet-Drafts, so the amount of work to port the spec would be minimal. While you could take it to the IETF and start a Working Group or get an Area Director to sponsor the specification, that isn’t necessary to publish as an RFC; instead, you could take it to the Independent Stream which means that this community wouldn’t have to give up change control on the spec – and I suspect the Independent Stream Editor would be very interested in taking this spec on.

What do folks think? I’d be happy to help out if there’s interest.

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