[rfc-i] Notes on "submission format"

Dave Crocker dhc at dcrocker.net
Fri Sep 21 14:40:58 PDT 2012

>     Submission format = the format submitted to the RFC Editor by
>     authors.
>        *  might not be the same as the canonical formats (though it would
>           make the workflow somewhat simpler for the RFC Editor if it
>           were);
>        *  will be converted to another format for further processing and
>           publication if necessary
>        *  Currently: .txt (required), XML (optional), NROFF (optional)
> =====
> "Authors" do not submit to the RFC Editor: stream managers do.

Strictly speaking, reference to the actor doing the submission is not 
needed; as demonstrated here, it's even distracting.

So, neutral language would work better, such as:

    = the format submitted to the RFC Editor for publication

  Dave Crocker
  Brandenburg InternetWorking

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