[rfc-i] Author line oddity in citations

Brian E Carpenter brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sun Jun 25 13:26:06 PDT 2017


I do wonder myself why we use this style instead of the simpler style
used by IEEE and ACM, but this goes back a long way (RFC793 for example)
so it would be a bit strange to change it now.

As for CMOS, I think it must depend on the edition. Some sources
suggest "Deans, Graeme K., Fritz Kroeger and Stefan Zeisel"
rather than "Deans, Graeme K., Kroeger, Fritz and Stefan Zeisel".

Also see http://www.press.uchicago.edu/books/turabian/turabian_citationguide.html


On 25/06/2017 20:56, Loa Andersson wrote:
> Heather,
> inline please.
> On 2017-06-23 01:20, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:
>> 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.
> I've looked at CMOS, and can't find the style you are referring too, can 
> you send me a link?
> /Loa
>> -Heather
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