[rfc-i] Fwd: Re: [xml2rfc] Change in the results of using the "author" tag
Brian E Carpenter
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Thu Apr 11 18:35:26 PDT 2019
Sad to say I think you are wrong. Every journal I've ever submitted
to has its own required style for citations, and I'd say that overall
styles that require or permit given names rather than initials are unusual.
So the RFC Series is using a fairly standard practice.
For the IEEE's own style, see
This page is quite informative:
Or this, for the ACM style:
On 10-Apr-19 05:30, Charlie Perkins wrote:
> Hello Heather and all,
> I was redirected to ask you instead of xml2rfc...
> Basically, I think it is wrong to enforce RFC Style Guide limitations when showing the authorship of external documents. So, for instance, if an external publication shows that the author is "Francisca Yu", I don't think we should require the initialized version in the citation of an IETF document.
> Charlie P.
> PS. No offense to Ms. Yu.
> PPS. Can someone tell me how to cite a stable URL?
> -------- Forwarded Message --------
> Subject: Re: [xml2rfc] Change in the results of using the "author" tag
> Date: Tue, 9 Apr 2019 19:10:37 +0200
> From: Julian Reschke <julian.reschke at gmx.de>
> To: Charlie Perkins <charles.perkins at earthlink.net>
> CC: xml2rfc at ietf.org
> On 09.04.2019 18:43, Charlie Perkins wrote:
>> Hello Julian,
>> I followed your suggestion. Now it shows that the author is "D. Stanley".
>> The actual document shows that the author is "Dorothy Stanley".
>> Regardless of what the IETF says about handling names for RFCs, I think
>> that external citations should reflect the authorship as indicated in
>> the external publication.
> Well, that contradicts the RFC Style Guide.
>> I also tried simply deleting 'initials="D" surname="Stanley"' from the
>> citation. xml2rfc imposes the requirement anyway.
>> Can we please have it to respect the actual authorship as shown in the
>> publications which we cite?
> That's a discussion you need to lead with the RFC Editor, not the tools
>> Charlie P.
>> PS. How to I get a URI to be shown in the citation? One way that does
>> not work is to use
> Best regards, Julian
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