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Proposed Content for Front and Back Matter

The RFC format has important information for referencing the RFC in the frontmatter and backmatter.

That information is:

  • RFC number
  • RFC stream name
  • Month and year of publication
  • Document title
  • Document abstract
  • Document status
  • Copyright notice and terms
  • RFC series ISSN
  • Information for each author/editor
    • Initials and family name
    • Full name
    • Email address
    • Optional postal address
    • Optional URL
    • Optional telephone number

Current Presentation

An example of the current format (with some collapsing) is:

Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF)                         R. Sparks
Request for Comments: 7017                                        Oracle
Category: Informational                                      August 2013
ISSN: 2070-1721
                IMAP Access to IETF Email List Archives
Abstract
   The IETF makes heavy use of email lists to conduct its work.  This ...

Status of This Memo
   This document is not an Internet Standards Track specification; it is
   published for informational purposes.
   This document is a product of the Internet Engineering Task Force ...
   Information about the current status of this document, any errata,
   and how to provide feedback on it may be obtained at
   http://www.rfc-editor.org/info/rfc7017.

Copyright Notice
   Copyright (c) 2013 IETF Trust and the persons identified as the
   document authors.  All rights reserved.
   This document is subject to BCP 78 and the IETF Trust's Legal ...

. . . . .  Body of the document . . . . . 

Author's Address
   Robert Sparks
   Oracle
   17210 Campbell Road
   Suite 250
   Dallas, Texas  75254-4203
   USA

   EMail: rjsparks@nostrum.com

Proposed Presentation

                            RFC 7017
                IMAP Access to IETF Email List Archives
                          Robert Sparks
Abstract
   *** Same as current ***
Status of this Document
   This is an Informational RFC from the Internet Engineering Task Force stream.
   *** Same as current ***
Citation for this Document
   RFC 7017, Sparks, R., "IMAP Access to IETF Email List Archives", August 2013.
   The ISSN for the RFC Series is 2070-1721.
Copyright Notice
   *** Same as current ***

. . . . .  Body of the document . . . . . 

Author's Address
   Robert Sparks
   rjsparks@nostrum.com
   Oracle
   17210 Campbell Road
   Suite 250
   Dallas, Texas  75254-4203
   USA
design/front-back-matter.txt · Last modified: 2013/09/05 15:52 by paul