[rfc-i] request to deprecate numeric citations in xml2rfc

Joe Touch touch at ISI.EDU
Wed Jan 12 09:44:47 PST 2005


Editors usually provide at least a suggested format; right now that's 
already being proposed (suggestion: don't use numbers). There can be 
flexibility in the suggestion, though.

Joe

Bob Braden wrote:
>   *> 
>   *> I'd like to support this in the Word template as well. It would be 
>   *> useful, IMO, in both places to have some suggested formats for such 
>   *> references. 
> 
> It seems to me that we can safely leave this to authors.  As you suggest,
> there are many different models in the world of technical publication.
> I see no reason for the RFC Editor to be anal about which one an
> author chooses to use.
> 
> Bob Braden
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