Reference Examples

  • Referencing Internet-Drafts
  • Referencing RFCs
  • Referencing Email Lists

    Referencing Internet-Drafts

    References to Internet-Drafts must include the posting date (month and year), the full Internet-Draft file name (including the version number), and the phrase “Work in Progress”. Below shows text and XML examples.

    Examples:

    [SYMBOLIC-TAG]   Last name, First initial., Ed. (if applicable) 
    	         and First initial. Last name, Ed. (if
    	         applicable), "I-D Title", Work in Progress,
    	         draft-string-NN, Month Year.
    
       [RFC-STYLE]   Flanagan, H. and S. Ginoza, "RFC Style Guide",
    	         Work in Progress, draft-flanagan-style-01,
    	         June 2013.
    

    This is the XML that would create the above reference entry for [RFC-STYLE].

    <reference anchor='RFC-STYLE'>
     <front>
     <title>RFC Style Guide</title>
     <author initials='H' surname='Flanagan' fullname='Heather Flanagan'>
         <organization />
     </author>
     <author initials='S' surname='Ginoza' fullname='Sandy Ginoza'>
         <organization />
     </author>
     <date month='June' year='2013' />
     </front>
     <seriesInfo name='Work in Progress,' value='draft-flanagan-style-01'/>
    </reference>
    
    

    Referencing RFCs

    The following format is required for referencing RFCs. Note that references to RFCs now include DOIs and URLs to the info pages. See the examples below. Please use the reference entries available in XML or TXT.

    Examples:

    [SYMBOLIC-TAG]  Last name, First initial., Ed. (if applicable) 
                    and First initial. Last name, Ed. (if applicable),
                    "RFC Title", Sub-series number (if applicable),
                    RFC number, DOI, Month Year, 
                    <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc#>.
    
         [RFC7322]  Flanagan, H. and S. Ginoza, "RFC Style Guide",
                    RFC 7322, DOI 10.17487/RFC7322, September 2014, 
                    <http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7322>.
    

    This is the XML that would create the above reference entry for [RFC7322].

    <reference anchor='RFC7322' 
            target='http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7322'>
     <front>
     <title>RFC Style Guide</title>
     <author initials='H' surname='Flanagan' fullname='Heather Flanagan'>
         <organization />
     </author>
     <author initials='S' surname='Ginoza' fullname='Sandy Ginoza'>
         <organization />
     </author>
     <date month='September' year='2014' />
     </front>
     <seriesInfo name='RFC' value='7322'/>
     <seriesInfo name='DOI' value='10.17487/RFC7322'/>
    </reference>
    
    

    Referencing Email on Mailing Lists

    The following format is recommended for referencing email on a mailing list. See the examples below.

    Examples:

    [reftag] Sender, A., "Subject: Subject line", message to the 
             listname mailing list, DD Month YYYY, <URL>.
    
    

    This is the XML template for a reference to an email list.

    <reference anchor="reftag" target="URL">
      <front>
        <title>Subject: Subject line</title>
        <author initials="A" surname="Sender" />
        <date month="DD Month" year="YYYY" />
      </front>
      <seriesInfo name="message to the" value="listname mailing list"/>
    </reference>
    
    

    This page was last updated 30 September 2015.

 

 


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