[rfc-i] Author line oddity in citations

Ole Jacobsen olejacobsen at me.com
Thu Jun 22 08:22:24 PDT 2017


The format is one of many used for citations.

Wild guess: In the early days Jon Postel worked for a time at
SRI with Jake Feinler who was a librarian by training. It may
be that she suggested this format and it stuck.

Useful tool developed by Henry: 

https://tools.ietf.org/tools/citation/

Use 1187 for your example, then change the string "{authors.rfclist}"
to "{authors.andlist}" and you'll get the more common format.


Ole

On Thu, 22 Jun 2017, Carsten Bormann wrote:

> On Jun 22, 2017, at 10:05, Bob Hinden <bob.hinden at gmail.com> wrote:
> > 
> > a long time
> 
> “Long” as in “Since RFC 753, Jon Postel, March 1979”.
> 
> Grüße, Carsten
> 


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