[rfc-i] RFC Format requirements draft

Dave Crocker dhc at dcrocker.net
Fri Sep 21 14:36:24 PDT 2012

On 9/21/2012 12:57 PM, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:

>> If I am not mistaken, the current requirements are described in 2223bis.
> Actually, that's an interesting question that came up while we were
> drafting the document.  Given that 2223bis was never published, is it
> appropriate to refer to that document? Half the folks said yes, half
> said no.

Just as it is sometimes reasonable to refer to a person's comments, it 
should be reasonable to refer to an unpublished document.  Imparting 
formal status to its content would, of course, be quite a different 

>>    "Will allow better support for international authors, in
>>     particular allowing authors to spell their names in their
>>     native character sets."
>> It's better not to call them "international authors".  It makes
>> existing authors sound provincial. :-)
> I see your point, but saying "non-US or other people with a tiny
> alphabet" didn't sound good either.  Any suggestions?

international character sets.

(sometimes even americans use them...)


  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking

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