[rfc-i] Capitalization of "working group"

Dave Crocker dhc at dcrocker.net
Sun Apr 9 16:10:25 PDT 2017

On 4/8/2017 6:54 PM, Loa Andersson wrote:
> Isn't there are difference between e.g. "...the MPLS Working Group..."
> and "...a working group in the IETF..."??


When the term is used as a reference to of a specific effort -- 
essentially serving as a name, such as "the Working Group" -- then 
capitalization makes sense.

When the term is used generically -- eg, 'a working group' -- it doesn't 
make sense to capitalize it.


ps. Any correlation this assessment has to THE Internet vs. AN internet 
is entirely intentional.


Dave Crocker
Brandenburg InternetWorking

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