[rfc-i] Referencing Internet Drafts

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sat Mar 11 06:37:12 PST 2017


<https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-flanagan-7322bis-00#section-4.8.6.4>:

> 4.8.6.4.  Referencing Internet-Drafts
>
>    References to Internet-Drafts may only appear as informative
>    references.  Given that several revisions of an I-D may be produced
>    in a short time frame, references must include the posting date
>    (month and year), the full Internet-Draft file name (including the
>    version number), and the phrase "Work in Progress".  Authors may
>    reference multiple versions of an I-D.  If the referenced I-D was
>    also later published as an RFC, then that RFC must also be listed.
>
>    [SYMBOLIC-TAG]  Last name, First initial., Ed. (if applicable) and
>    First initial.  Last name, Ed. (if applicable), "I-D Title", Work in
>    Progress, draft-string-NN, Month Year.
>
>    Example:
>
>    [RFC-STYLE] Flanagan, H. and S.  Ginoza, "RFC Style Guide", Work in
>    Progress, draft-flanagan-style-01, June 2013.

That's the same as in RFC 7322, but doesn't reflect what we actually do:

 > [RFC-STYLE] Flanagan, H. and S.  Ginoza, "RFC Style Guide",
 > draft-flanagan-style-01 (work in progress), June 2013.

If you're serious about that, you should open a change request for xml2rfc.

(FWIW, I don't see how the format proposed here is better than the one 
we've been using for ages).

Best regards, Julian



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