The RFC format has important information for referencing the RFC in the frontmatter and backmatter.
That information is:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com Oracle 17210 Campbell Road Suite 250 Dallas, Texas 75254-4203 USA