[rfc-i] Some ideas to improve RFCs

Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) rse at rfc-editor.org
Mon Oct 6 06:59:49 PDT 2014


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On 10/2/14 2:33 PM, Hosnieh Rafiee wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> There was offlist discussion about RFC title, abstract and
> keywords. Usually the RFC titles are long and confusing which does
> not always give enough information to whom read or hear this title.
> I think that there is a need for a good guidelines for authors to
> know how to choose their title and how not to choose a long
> titles.
> 
> What do you think? Do you think that we can start writing a
> document to help authors how to choose a good meaningfule title
> with an acceptable length?

This might be appropriate for an IESG statement?

> 
> About using a visible keyboards in HTML format of RFC, as I could 
> already see in other thread in this list, probably we can have a
> team to work and suggest something in this regard. In other word,
> when someone opens an RFC, it can see the keywords  and easily
> understand its scope instead of reading the abstract and sometimes
> also need to read introduction to understand what the RFC  wants to
> cover.
> 

I am particularly curious as to whether people would find keywords
presented at the top of the future HTML publication format a useful
thing, or if that might result in too much clutter at the top of a
page.  Maybe just a link that says "keywords" and takes one to a list
of keywords for that RFC?

- -Heather
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