[rfc-i] Citing drafts
julian.reschke at gmx.de
Sun Feb 21 23:35:11 PST 2021
Looking at <https://www.rfc-editor.org/styleguide/part2/> I found:
> Referencing Internet-Drafts References to Internet-Drafts will list the series as Internet-Draft, will include the day of publication for the version referenced, and will include a URL to the HTML file (with no file extension). For example:
> Flanagan, H. and S. Ginoza, "RFC Style Guide", Work in
> Progress, Internet-Draft, draft-flanagan-7322bis-03,
> 3 April 2018, <https://tools.ietf.org/html/draft-flanagan-7322bis-03>.
> [SYMBOLIC-TAG] Last name, First initial., Ed. (if applicable) and
> First initial. Last name, Ed. (if applicable), "I-D Title", Work in
> Progress, Internet-Draft, draft-string-NN, Day Month Year.
> [RFC-STYLE] Flanagan, H. and S. Ginoza, "RFC Style Guide", Work in
> Progress, Internet-Draft, draft-flanagan-style-04, 27 September 2019.
Note that the recommendations are inconsistent, and that the first one
(from the web site) adds a link to tools.ietf.org.
(I'll also note that inserting a comma between "Internet-Draft" and the
draft name is yet another "special case" for IETF documents which does
not seem to have a good reason).
Best regards, Julian
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