[rfc-i] Proper way to include examples with yet-to-be-assigned values?

John Levine johnl at taugh.com
Fri Aug 13 10:53:38 PDT 2010

>For drafts that reach the RFC Editor in XML markup, the obvious solution 
>would be to augment xml2rfc's vocabulary so that these TBDs stand out 
>during editing, and it can easily be checked that they are gone once the 
>spec is finished.

It is my impression that live human staff at the RFC Editor hand-edits
every RFC, so whatever we do has to be evident to humans, not
necessarily perfectly parsable by computers.

For rather a long time I've been using the string TBD in capital
letters, as something that editors can understand and easily search
for.  Why do we need anything fancier than that?


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