[rfc-i] Referencing Internet Drafts

Paul Hoffman paul.hoffman at vpnc.org
Mon May 25 07:53:10 PDT 2015


On May 25, 2015, at 5:09 AM, Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de> wrote:
> 
> <https://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc7322#section-4.8.6.4>:
> 
> 4.8.6.4.  Referencing Internet-Drafts
> 
>   References to Internet-Drafts may only appear as informative
>   references.  Given that several revisions of an I-D may be produced
>   in a short time frame, references must include the posting date
>   (month and year), the full Internet-Draft file name (including the
>   version number), and the phrase "Work in Progress".  Authors may
>   reference multiple versions of an I-D.  If the referenced I-D was
>   also later published as an RFC, then that RFC must also be listed.
> 
>      [SYMBOLIC-TAG]  Last name, First initial., Ed. (if applicable)
>                      and First initial. Last name, Ed. (if
>                      applicable), "I-D Title", Work in Progress,
>                      draft-string-NN, Month Year.
> 
>     Example:
> 
>      [RFC-STYLE] Flanagan, H. and S. Ginoza, "RFC Style Guide",
>                  Work in Progress, draft-flanagan-style-01,
>                  June 2013.
> 
> Out of curiosity: why was the series name ("Internet Draft") dropped here? Is this really an intentional change?

I hope so in both cases. The series name is obvious to 99% of readers of RFCs.

--Paul Hoffman


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