> this means that 1814 is *not* binding in any way
nor are any IETF "standards"
the IETF states that X is a good idea, an implemented good idea
or a widly adopted implemented good idea ( proposed, draft and standard)
for technologies - it can also say "good idea" actually a bit stronger
than that - for process & polict - that is what a BCP is
Just to clarify RFC1814 is Informational, not BCP. Moreover, I would
suggest to read RFC2101 to get a more recent IAB's perspective on some
of the issues discussed in RFC1814.