[rfc-i] Call for Review of draft-iab-styleguide-01.txt, "RFC Style Guide"
Brian E Carpenter
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Wed Mar 5 06:48:23 PST 2014
I'm happy with the draft except for one subsection.
> 22.214.171.124. Referencing Internet-Drafts
I want to strongly support the proposed inclusion of
the Internet-Draft file name.
The citations committee a few years ago (see
draft-carpenter-rfc-citation-recs-01) actually made four
> 1. The RFC Editor should include the exact publication date in the
> citation of an Internet-Draft.
Including the file name makes this less important.
> 2. Authors should be allowed to cite several versions of the same
This is a corner case but occasionally it's necessary. Can it be mentioned
in the style guide?
> 3. The RFC Editor is encouraged include the full Internet-Draft file
> name in citations.
> 4. A citation of an Internet-Draft should use the phrase "Working
> Draft" rather than "Work in Progress" whenever appropriate.
> (Stream-specific policies and practices might prohibit this
> practice within certain RFC document streams.)
The argument for this is that drafts that expired years ago are
sometimes cited, and calling them "Work in Progress" is simply
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