[rfc-i] Book references

Julian Reschke julian.reschke at gmx.de
Tue Feb 18 11:49:29 PST 2020


On 17.02.2020 23:03, Watson Ladd wrote:
> Dear people who care about RFC formats:
>
> XML2RFC v2 defines a very anemic reference format. Essential
> information for books and dissertations such as place of publication,
> number of pages, editions, institution or press, are all omitted.
> That's despite the fact that existing RFCs do include this, albeit
> inconsistently, in their references (RFC 5905 cites a book, including
> CRC press, etc)
>
> It would be nice to have parity with BibTex: this information is
> essential to differentiate between printings and editions and in
> tracking down difficult to find volumes. This has recently come up in
> editing the roughtime draft, and likely other NTP WG drafts will have
> these issues. While the annotation field works, maintaining
> consistency when using it is tricky.
>
> Sincerely,
> Watson

You can essentially put *any* kind of free-form information into the
<annotation> element...

Best regards, Julian


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