[rfc-i] Units

Ole Jacobsen olejacobsen at me.com
Thu Jan 29 12:02:54 PST 2015

And RFCs should have page breaks on the A4 page boundary instead of 
the non-SI US Letter "standard" :-)


On Thu, 29 Jan 2015, Heather Flanagan (RFC Series Editor) wrote:

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> On 1/28/15 1:32 PM, Brian E Carpenter wrote:
> > I just came across an Internet-Draft referring to "a 100 acre data
> > center".
> > 
> > So, do we have a policy for units in RFCs? It seems to me that we
> > should not use quaint local measurements like acres. We should (as
> > a style guide issue) use scientific, i.e. metric, units, as in "a
> > 40 hectare data center",
> > 
> Hello Brian,
> No, there is no policy regarding units in RFCs.  While I have no
> particular objection to putting something in the web part of the style
> guide for now encouraging authors to use SI-based units, I would
> rather see authors and WGs/RGs fix this when it is semantically
> meaningful to the implementation of a document well before it gets to
> the RFC Editor.  Where it is not semantically meaningful, I am fine
> with a recommend not require.
> - -Heather

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