[rfc-i] Author line oddity in citations

Bob Hinden bob.hinden at gmail.com
Thu Jun 22 01:05:00 PDT 2017


> On Jun 22, 2017, at 10:53 AM, Eggert, Lars <lars at netapp.com> wrote:
> Hi,
> I just noticed that the author line in citations has an oddity, in the sense that the name format is "Lastname, I." for all but the last author, where it is "I. Lastname."
> [RFC5681]  Allman, M., Paxson, V., and E. Blanton, "TCP Congestion
>           Control", RFC 5681, DOI 10.17487/RFC5681, September 2009,
>           <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc5681>.
> Is this on purpose, e.g., following some common citation style? Just feels odd.

I don’t know the reasons, but it’s been done that way for a long time.


> Lars
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