[rfc-i] Placement of Index

Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) rse at rfc-editor.org
Tue Jun 13 13:44:55 PDT 2017


On 3/11/17 6:20 AM, Julian Reschke wrote:
> <https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-flanagan-7322bis-00#section-4.10>:
> 
>> 4.10.  Index
>>
>>    If included, an index appears directly after any appendices and
>>    before the Acknowledgements (if any).  Where applicable, it appears
>>    before the "IAB Members at the Time of Approval" section.
> 
> From an xml2rfc point of view, that's hard to implement, as "IAB Members
> at the Time of Approval" and "Acknowledgements" are regular appendices
> that happen to be unnumbered (using
> <https://greenbytes.de/tech/webdav/rfc7991.html#element.section.attribute.numbered>).
> 
> 
> Can we generalize this to: "it appears before any unnumbered appendix,
> such as..."? Otherwise we'll need to come up with new markup to define
> where to place the index (in which case you should raise an issue at
> <https://github.com/rfc-format/draft-iab-xml2rfc-v3-bis>).
> 

What I would like to see is the index as the second to last thing; I
think Author's Address should be last. I'm assuming, however, that will
result in the same problem re: unnumbered appendixes?

-Heather


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