[rfc-i] The upcoming transition to xml2rfc v3

RFC Editor rfc-editor at rfc-editor.org
Thu Sep 5 21:23:25 PDT 2019


Greetings,

With the RFC format transition approaching quickly, we want to share
some of the transition details.  

The RFC Editor will be switching to using xml2rfc v3 [0] [1] [2] to
create RFCs. (Authors do not have to change what they submit as an
Internet-Draft.)

There will be new publication formats (HTML, PDF, and text) and an XML
source file, which uses the v3 vocabulary as described in [3] and
[4]. 

Next week the RFC Editor's code base and database will be updated.
>From 16 September 2019, the RFC Editor will be ready to publish in the
new format.  See the transition details [6] for more information.  

For more details on why this change is taking place, see the "RFC
Format Framework” [5]. 

* How does this affect you?  
Please see the transition details page [6], especially if you
currently have a document in the RFC Editor queue [7].

* What if you find a bug in xml2rfc? 
Please add a ticket to the issue tracker [8] or send mail to the
xml2rfc-dev list [9].

[0] Tool: https://pypi.org/project/xml2rfc/
[1] Intro: https://tools.ietf.org/src/xml2rfc/trunk/cli/doc/xml2rfc3.html
[2] FAQ: https://www.rfc-editor.org/materials/FAQ-xml2rfcv3.html
[3] RFC 7991: https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7991
[4] Implementation Notes: https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-levkowetz-xml2rfc-v3-implementation-notes-09
[5] RFC 7990: https://www.rfc-editor.org/rfc/rfc7990.txt
[6] Transition Details: https://www.rfc-editor.org/rse/wiki/doku.php?id=v3implementation 
[7] Current Queue: https://www.rfc-editor.org/current_queue.php
[8] Issue Tracker: https://trac.tools.ietf.org/tools/xml2rfc/trac/
[9] XML Development Mailing list: https://www.ietf.org/mailman/listinfo/xml2rfc-dev

Thank you.
RFC Editor


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