[rfc-i] Fixing names in references to old RFCs
Brian E Carpenter
brian.e.carpenter at gmail.com
Sun Feb 21 16:52:50 PST 2021
On 22-Feb-21 11:05, Martin Thomson wrote:
> On Sun, Feb 21, 2021, at 13:45, John Levine wrote:
>> The universal custom in bibliographies is to cite a name the way it's
>> written in the original publication, [...]
> Thanks John, that is a good explanation.
For American psychologists, at least :-).
Incidentally, xml2rfcv3 has created a new question for us in this area.
I quote the RFC Editor's recent AUTH48 message to me:
> 1) <!-- [rfced] First page: Because Brian Carpenter's name has to date
> been listed as "B. Carpenter" in published RFCs, we updated the
> "author initials" entry in this document to do the same. Please let
> us know if you prefer "B.E. Carpenter" on the first pages of RFCs
> going forward.
> B.E. Carpenter
> B. Carpenter -->
Previously, xml2rfcv2 just discarded the second initial, so this
question didn't arise. Apparently, the RFC Editor's policy is "ask
the author". This isn't a complaint, just an observation.
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