[rfc-i] Capitalization of "working group"

Loa Andersson loa at pi.nu
Sat Apr 8 18:54:42 PDT 2017


Folks,

Isn't there are difference between e.g. "...the MPLS Working Group..."
and "...a working group in the IETF..."??

/Loa

On 2017-04-09 05:36, Andrew G. Malis wrote:
> Paul,
>
> I also prefer “Working Group”, and agree that we should pick one and be
> consistent going forward. The exception, I guess, would be if the RFC
> was discussing something other than an IETF Working Group, but that
> seems unlikely.
>
> Cheers,
> Andy
>
>
> On Fri, Apr 7, 2017 at 11:46 AM, Paul Hoffman <paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
> <mailto:paul.hoffman at vpnc.org>> wrote:
>
>     From RFC 7322:
>
>     . . .
>        Where the RFC Editor may suggest
>        changes in wording for clarity and readability, it is up to the
>        author, working group, or stream-approving body to determine whether
>        the changes have an impact on the technical meaning of the document
>        [RFC4844].
>     . . .
>           It is a list of abbreviations appearing in RFCs and
>           sometimes reflects discussions with authors, Working Group Chairs,
>           and/or Area Directors (ADs).
>
>     From https://www.rfc-editor.org/materials/abbrev.expansion.txt
>     <https://www.rfc-editor.org/materials/abbrev.expansion.txt>:
>
>     WG        *- Working Group
>
>     From the directory of all RFCs:
>
>     # grep "working group" rfc7???.txt | wc -l
>          587
>     # grep "Working Group" rfc7???.txt | wc -l
>          379
>
>     I prefer "Working Group" to "working group". Regardless, we should
>     probably pick one.
>
>     --Paul Hoffman
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