[rfc-i] Author line oddity in citations

Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) rse at rfc-editor.org
Thu Jun 22 16:20:28 PDT 2017


On 6/22/17 12:53 AM, Eggert, Lars 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.
> 

Yes, on purpose. Basically follows CMOS.

-Heather


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